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.
Johnson’s task is to hire the right people and back them as long as they are getting things done, no matter who they offend in the process.
In 2017, 51 MPs were returned with majorities of less than a thousand. That’s 51 results potentially determined by an extra hour on the doorstep,
With no one to keep us on our toes, we’d become factional, complacent and, in time, sleazy. And what of those voters who believe in what Labour used to stand for?
The inheritance of Bevin and Attlee is not just on the back foot, it is beset by people who want to destroy it completely.
When there are 17,000 nuclear weapons in the world we can’t wish away threats that may emerge in the 2030s, 2040s, and 2050s.