When Lord Kerr whistled, voters turned the Nelsonian equivalent of a deaf ear. When they whistled, he was dragged helplessly along by the command of a democratic vote.
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Ryan Bourne: Johnson’s policy prospectus is tainted by interventionism, statism, collectivism – and could be a lot worse.
We economic liberals should be cautiously thankful for the stay of execution that his leadership and manifesto have given us.
Chris Whiteside: I’ve worked for BT for over 30 years. Here’s my take on why Labour’s broadband plan would destroy the industy.
It is capitalising on voters who weren’t born in the era of state monopolies having no idea how much worse these companies were under Corbyn’s dinosaur model.
It stretches credulity to just assume that rent-seeking or uncompetitive markets account for all British top wealth.
By being so scornful, his critics have set a low bar for him. We are about to see whether he can astonish them by bounding over it.
Neil O’Brien: Corbynomics – and why it means that your house, business and savings don’t really belong to you
In his eyes, you have them only as long as the Government suffers you to have them, and they can be retrospectively taken away if he sees fit.
What he detests is less liberalism than democracy, and the obstacle it poses to Russian foreign policy objectives.
“Spot on” policy questions to Johnson and Hunt in Birmingham yesterday showed Tory activists as they really are.
It would increase our power to control freedom of movement, plus our laws and finances – and deliver on the referendum result.
William Keegan’s memoir describes with ebullient good humour how he covered half a century of bad news.
The German Chancellor was stronger then than she is now. And there’s no guarantee that any compromise she might push would work.
Lord Ashcroft: The Tory MPs who say “they have sent in letters they haven’t”. Or “withdrawn letters they never sent”.
Brady reports no confidence moves against May that might not be no confidence moves at all.
His attack on the Brexiteers as Romantics runs the risk of dismissing the EU referendum as a fraud.
Davis may not have got all he wanted on the backstop. But for the second time in a few months, he has nudged May forwards. It is high time she made the most of him.
Votes would come flooding back into UKIP and, perhaps more importantly, to independent candidates that campaign on the “You Lied” platform.