And those that never were, such as 1978, 1991 and 2007. Prime Ministers tend to make the opposite error to that of their predecessors.
Posts Tagged: Enoch Powell
John Deben: Weak leadership, catastrophic decisions. The appeasement of reactionaries over Brexit has betrayed Heath’s legacy
He wouldn’t have let Cash and Fox, Johnson and Rees-Mogg seize the agenda. He would have fought Farage’s populism as he fought that of Powell.
Opinion polls which show Labour in contention cannot be reconciled with the public’s contempt for the party’s leader.
None the less, campaigns are not devised for the entertainment of journalists and websites. They are crafted to win votes. Which this one seems to be doing.
Direct rule from Westminster is the proper unionist option.
Parliamentary sovereignty has become fashionable among Europhiles who used to consider it barbaric.
He says that while Birmingham itself and Solihull are particularly buoyant, large parts of the region feel that they have missed out on growth.
Davis and Starmer said the EU referendum result must be respected, but Clarke upheld MPs’ right to defy it.
My guess is that he would have argued that this is a matter for Parliament, with no need to resort to the judiciary.
None the less, the local Conservatives exploited the climate of prejudice, while Labour sometimes bent to accommodate it.
The ideal is all the more necessary in a polity in which a plurality of just 30-something percent can win you virtually untrammelled power.
The EU referendum result marks a posthumous triumph over his old opponent, Edward Heath. Or does it?
Sunder Katwala: Many ethnic minority voters are natural Leave supporters – but there’s that thorny issue of trust
Many feel British and have a Commonwealth attachment – but worry that the Brexit campaign is run by UKIP.
But the deeper doubts of millions of voters, including worries about how to keep the UK together, are not addressed by this trading of insults.
In a Daily Telegraph piece on the eve of poll, Margaret Thatcher argued for Europe, putting co-operation ahead of trade.