He made grotesque errors of taste and judgement – see “Rivers of Blood”. But even his critics admit that he was one of the great parliamentarians of the 20th century.
Posts Tagged: Harold Macmillan
Looking back, 55 years of Liberal and Liberal Democrat by-election success looks less important than UKIP’s two-year surge.
Conservatives have a proud record of social reform. I want to break down the barriers to people escaping poverty.
Bonar Law’s words in 1922 apply to the present leader: “The party elects a leader, and that leader chooses the policy, and if the party does not like it, they have to get another leader.”
Chris Philp: Building more homes is not enough – let’s reserve a proportion of them for UK residents
Increasing supply is important, and so is making sure that young Britons have a chance to get on the ladder.
Andrew Wood: Yes, Singapore really is an example we can learn from. But not for the reasons some Tories give.
It is not especially low tax, nor is it unregulated – though it is certainly a more business-friendly environment then the UK. Here is why it works.
Spreadsheet Phil must become Storyteller Phil – if his Budget is to succeed where the Tory conference failed
The Chancellor needs to help deliver the sense of direction so strikingly absent in Manchester last month, and indeed since last June’s election.
But Major’s Back to Basics disaster shows how badly wrong the attempt to provide moral leadership can go.
Robert Buckland: “We must speak the language of opportunity”. His lecture on Tory revival. Full text.
“The language should be that of giving people their chance to succeed and of being on their side – a “people politics” that many practice locally but which must be scaled up.”
Reconstructing May 1) She won’t win the battle for the future if Corbyn defines the battles of the past.
The Prime Minister has a long story of progressive toryism to tell. Moral authority must not be conceded to Labour.
While London is experiencing the greatest demand for housing, the prospect of building in the capital is fraught with political risk.
And those that never were, such as 1978, 1991 and 2007. Prime Ministers tend to make the opposite error to that of their predecessors.
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.
Interview: “Well, it’s very flattering. But I’m not taking it seriously.” Rees-Mogg says he won’t stand for the Conservative leadership
The Somerset MP strongly supports Theresa May, denies anti-Etonian prejudice in public life, and says a Catholic could perfectly well be PM.
To help win a new generation of young voters, the Conservatives need a new Swinton College – or a modern equivalent
It was the brainchild of Rab Butler, set up to educate Tory members. 54,000 Conservative activists, agents and other students took courses.