The possibilities that could follow from the repeal of the Fixed Terms Parliament Act – and the signs to look out for.
Posts Tagged: Elizabeth II
Bagehot’s purely dignified role for the monarchy only works if tireless duty and service are at its heart – as in this case.
Sarah Ingham: We might have had a Juan Carlos or an Ernst August. Instead, we’ve had the Queen – and the Duke.
She has lost a beloved husband and the country has lost one of the most admirable public servants in its history.
In looking to the monarchy’s future, we follow in his footsteps. He was its original moderniser in our times.
William Shawcross: ‘Grief is the price we must pay for love’, as the Queen said. How much she will feel that now.
Far from being a reactionary as sometimes caricatured, he was always compassionate and open-minded, as well as brave.
Reports that the former brought pressure to bear on ITV are alarming. Can we look forward to a new series – Britain’s Got Feudalism?
And done so without increasing the likelihood of instruction for what will be the most important case of his life – the next general election.
The Budget should be a big reset moment for post-Brexit, post-Covid Britain. It risks being lost amidst a rush to tax rises.
It will probe whether or or not Sunak can prepare the country for that future – and perhaps succeed Johnson himself, “one fine day”.
The Union needs a cultural case to walk in step with the material one – Project Love, not Project Fear. Which means looking to the future.
Johnson benefits from the scorn of critics such as Parris, for it suggests the Prime Minister is still an outsider
I have decided to write a second volume of my life of Johnson, who has always been an affront to serious-minded people’s idea of politics.
Iain Dale: “Winston Churchill gave voice to the nation’s courage and Vera Lynn gave voice to its heart”
Plus: If only the Remainers had behaved like Rashford. And: the lesson I draw from Twitter – “Immer mit der Ruhe”
We wrote last week that “one cannot fudge membership of the working Royal Family”, and Buckingham Palace clearly thinks so too.
The principle behind any settlement for the Sussexes should be simple: one can’t be half in and half out.
The place to put these proposals to the test is at a general election, not in a Parliament apparently determined to do little other than delay Brexit.
But the odds of an early general election are shortening as each minute passes.