His, Williamson’s and Johnson’s intent to rebalance higher and further education reflects their Red Wall-focused vision – but will it happen?
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Neil O’Brien: The New Puritans want to tear down our liberal settlement. Here’s what they think – and why they must be resisted.
Countries need a balance of self-criticism and self-confidence. People are often called on to act for a greater good. But if Britain is shameful, why bother?
Alistair Lexden: On this day, May 8, 75 years ago. Churchill’s VE Day statement in the Lords Chamber.
The great Parliamentarian then spoke to his colleagues from the heart. “Some Members wept,” Channon noted.
We still do not understand Spanish flu – so no wonder the danger posed by the coronavirus is unquantifiable
The NHS issues studiously calm advice, and we wait to see whether the disease can be contained.
“Nearly half a million Britons died in World War Two fighting against the anti-semitism, anti-semitism and brutal racism of the nazis.”
It really is remarkable. Every self-reported measure of wellbeing has improved near continuously in the past eight years.
In the wake of Johnson’s deal, the Government must balance its plan for Northern Ireland with strengthening “our precious Union” – all four parts of it.
If if you see a serviceman or woman today, or indeed a veteran young or old, and don’t know what to say – just a simple ‘thank you’ will do.
Unlike the angel, we’re unable to announce tidings of great joy. But it’s worth mulling why the Christmas season can pause even Brexit hostilities.
The Party has not yet cultivated a formal relationship with the Irish community in Britain and this is an opportunity to reach out to what can be a powerful network.
‘The Fallen’ has become synonymous with the act of remembrance, but the origins of the poem are less well-known.
These acts of remembrance may in some slight measure salve grief, and enable those who have not had to endure such things to give thanks for those who do.
Lord Ashcroft on the origins of the famous war poem, part of which is read aloud, up and down the land, each Remembrance Sunday.
Imagine if they raised money to help honour the soldiers who answered Britain’s call during two world wars – thus showing more than anger and resentment.
Greg Knight: It’s time to stop putting the clock back each year – and plunging us into afternoon darkness
Churchill said more daylight hours would “enlarge the opportunities for the pursuit of health and happiness among the millions of people who live in this country”.