The author warns we are sending far too many people to university and creating “a whole great bloated cognitive bureaucratic class”.
His columns from The Times are informed by his experience of what works, and more importantly, what doesn’t work.
On almost every measure it offers a superior blueprint for leaving the EU than the Prime Minister’s Withdrawal Agreement.
The failure of the SDP by no means proves that a new movement of this kind is doomed to failure.
His focus on leftish politics and local campaigning built the party into a potent force, but left it badly exposed to the dangers of coalition with the Conservatives.
David Miliband, Nicky Morgan and Nick Clegg are urging from the sidelines a breach of faith with the British people on Brexit.
Churchill saw a century ago that the existing party machines will always prove the stronger, and UKIP and the SDP have confirmed this.
She points to the opportunities to imitate New Zealand agriculture, and to crack down on big businesses which evade tax.
The Tory campaign in 1966 was not a success, but neither was it a complete failure. Heath’s warnings of economic troubles ahead were vindicated as early as July.
Thatcher’s biographer captures the extreme precariousness of her position even as she confounded the Left and scored some of her greatest triumphs.
“So you don’t arrive at a decision because you’re a barrister and therefore you favour the bar or because you’re a solicitor and therefore you favour the solicitors’ firms.”
He has dropped from view because he seems to have achieved the improbable feat, for a Conservative, of promoting change without picking a fight with NHS staff.
You, Dessie, are fighting fit with all that swimming in the Serpentine, bike riding and tennis. Soames and I admire you from the lounge bar.
Demagogic attacks by UKIP and the SNP on the Conservatives and Labour are inspired by an unacknowledged and unrealistic egalitarianism.
The question for you in this Open Letter is whether you will continue, develop and deepen that Conservative pledge to put human rights at the heart of foreign policy.