Exactly a decade after forming a government with the Conservatives, the Liberal Democrats are languishing on the political fringes – where did it all go wrong?
Posts Tagged: David Cameron
Why Johnson feels he can ignore his right-wing critics. And how he is backed by a dog that isn’t barking: Conservative MPs.
The political logic of the Prime Minister’s choice is solid enough. But we’re past the stage where his Sunday statement can simply be taken on trust.
Councillors and local churches have built up a volunteer network to do weekly shopping.
A new history of the magazine, which has just celebrated its 10,000th issue, relates how successive editors showed their “hatred of shams”.
Robert Halfon: If we stay in this shutdown beyond the end of May, it won’t be a threat to our liberty, but the safeguarding of our lives
If police officers are shouting at people with loudhailers and disbanding picnickers in local parks, then, good.
Terry Barnes: This miserable ghost. The embittered Turnbull memoirs – published without care for Australia at this time of national crisis.
It is incredible that he has allowed this attack on the Prime Minister’s integrity to be published now – amidst this existential global pandemic crisis.
Buffoonery, suffused sex and Latinate evasion: how Johnson’s language helped him become Prime Minister
This compilation of some of the terms he has used shows how, while rising to national leadership, he reassured outsiders that he was still one of them.
Plus: And a Coronavirus Social Justice Minister. Give thanks for Starmer. And: it’s time for a Virtual Parliament.
“He’s very resilient, he’s tough, he’s got a tremendous zest for life, for getting things done, for taking decisions…he’s doing a tremendous job.”
Politicians rushed to wish the Prime Minister well as he was moved to intensive care in St. Thomas’ Hospital in London.
A friend of mine who runs the pub decided to turn his hand to takeaway food – delivering a meal to every vulnerable older person at no charge.
Two extreme versions of what happens next in Britain. Events are more likely to end up somewhere in the middle.
This crisis presents an opportunity for our nation and can leave an important legacy of volunteering and looking out for others.
It is worth noting that face-to-face contact won’t always be necessary: those in higher-risk groups will be able to offer support by telephone.
One can conceive of Ministers seeking an all-party public front, and Labour objecting to responsibility with no power.