William Keegan’s memoir describes with ebullient good humour how he covered half a century of bad news.
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Making Britain better post-Brexit will mean tough decisions about priorities. And that requires the Conservatives to know who their people are.
There is a fundamental human need and desire to know more about the universe, to engage with it, to play our part and explore and achieve.
Various Leavers – and the head of the Remain campaign – predicted such an outcome. Now it seems we’re seeing it happen.
In the first article of a new mini-series, the economist urges the Chancellor to deploy the savings and revenues secured by leaving the EU.
Rebecca Lowe: Nationalisation. Ask not only: would the state do it better? But also – should it be involved at all?
It was darkly funny to see Labour MPs claiming that nationalisation could fix signals failures when track infrastructure is owned and controlled by the state.
McDonnell is more dangerous than Corbyn – not just because he’s more extreme, but because he is more intelligent
Even the Labour Party itself seems aware that the Shadow Chancellor is visibly more wily than his leader.
WATCH: McDonnell – “The full weight of the Treasury will…take on any vested interest that try to thwart the will of the people”
The Shadow Chancellor praises Corbyn’s “dignity” in the face of “vilification” by the media.
Rebecca Lowe: The Conservatives and women. The Tory electoral challenge has more to do with age than gender.
Rather than wasting time with forays into positive discrimination, the Conservatives should weight the merits of various forms of increased flexibility at work.
Lesley Rankin: Conservatives cannot afford to ignore the call, by Welby and others, for fundamental economic reform
It is little wonder that young people are turning away from the Right when they find it so difficult to make their way in the world.
Marr quizzed him about Hammond’s predictions regarding Brexit costs.
The gloomy predictions of the Remain campaign proved ludicrously mistaken, but that does not mean there will never again be bad economic news.
It would be a mistake for the Conservatives to even try to recruit him. Instead, they should follow his lead of thinking – and saying – the unsayable.
The tax take is at its highest ever, and yet the Government is looking at ways to raise yet more taxes.
For relief and refreshment from the hucksters of the present day, turn to Jesse Norman’s account of the great philosopher from Kirkcaldy.