Dale’s new volume of brief lives of all 55 Prime Ministers since 1721 brings only some of them to life.
Posts Tagged: H H Asquith
Profile: Carrie Symonds, experienced Tory adviser turned Prime Ministerial consort – loyal to her friends, detested by her enemies
She may appear to present a softer target than he does, but she has never been afraid of fighting her corner.
One can conceive of Ministers seeking an all-party public front, and Labour objecting to responsibility with no power.
By reaching a deal in Brussels, the Tory anarchist has exceeded what the official classes and conventional wisdom supposed was possible.
Just as they had with Joe Chamberlain before him, the Tory leadership wooed Lloyd George to fatally fracture the Liberal Party.
Profile: The Prime Minister, as revealed in the twelve qualities shared by successful holders of that office
The author of the newly-published Gimson’s Prime Ministers: Brief Lives from Walpole to May reflects on what holders of the office have in common – and don’t.
It was not entirely clear at the time that it had created a new political structure that would last for generations – with the Conservatives as the leading party of the state.
Lewis Baston: When nationalists helped to pitch out a minority Conservative government. The general election of 1892.
Think of today’s two main parties led in 2015 by Nicholas Soames and Denis Healey and you are part of the way there.
Lewis Baston: The election that never happened – after the events of this month, a hundred years ago
What would the result have been of a 1914/15 poll – in a Britain that sometimes seemed to be on the verge of civil war?
Would the Conservatives survive an EU In/Out Referendum in one piece?