It is a shame that IRA violence – and Westminster neglect – undid the hopeful and constructive spirit in which Stormont was born.
Posts Tagged: David Lloyd George
All three PMs did about as well as anyone could in the circumstances, and all three, so far as one can see, are doomed.
From Walpole to Johnson, the rude, original vigour of the Prime Minister and the Commons have survived
A new study by Anthony Seldon of the office of Prime Minister gives too little credit to the many among its 55 holders whom he dismisses as failures.
A new volume of essays puts special advisers in historical context, and suggests the Cabinet has been marginalised by a succession of over-mighty PMs.
Bevin, the working-class John Bull who stood up to Stalin and has no successors in today’s Labour Party
Andrew Adonis’s new biography of “the first of a new breed of ‘common man’ who would manage the British state” and became one of the great Foreign Secretaries.
We still do not understand Spanish flu – so no wonder the danger posed by the coronavirus is unquantifiable
The NHS issues studiously calm advice, and we wait to see whether the disease can be contained.
He should be scrutinised as fiercely as he himself scrutinised Delors as a journalist 30 years ago.
The two parties have different Brexit policies, and it would therefore be impossible for them to project a united appeal.
The big prize will be that the UK’s economic and trade freedom will be restored, something May’s backstop would have prevented, potentially indefinitely.
Richard Kelly: A lesson from May’s departure – and from history. So often, it’s Tory activists, not MPs, who bring down their leader.
Yesterday’s emergency National Convention meeting was a reminder of the influence and power of the grassroots.
The present election will turn on whether MPs and activists put national popularity before ideological soundness.
A new biography of the ruthless, devious, vulgar, brilliant newspaperman who in 1940 became Minister of Aircraft Production.
Andrew Gimson’s Commons sketch: How the news of the Prime Minister’s departure reached the waiting press
Where Thatcher’s leadership once hung in the balance, May promised to go.
How a proud, unbending leader misread his party, brought down a government, and set back the idea of sharing power for a generation.
May’s Brexit deal helps to show that British politicians are more honourable and efficient than is claimed
There has been a tendency to suppose that because Britain’s power has declined in relative terms they must have become totally useless.