The question for you in this Open Letter is whether you will continue, develop and deepen that Conservative pledge to put human rights at the heart of foreign policy.
Posts Tagged: Harold Macmillan
My party seeks to build an economy which works for the many, not for the few.
Plus: Boris’ big MP hurdle. Why Helmer is a disastrous by-election choice. Anonymous MEPs. And: No. 10’s cup of cold sick.
Camden, Haringey, Lambeth, Wandsworth…. At the age of 50, they now seem natural units and alternatives are hard to imagine.
Peter Batey: The life and times of Sir Edward Heath – whose former house has opened again to the public
Arundells, a beautiful early Georgian house nestling beneath the famous spire of Salisbury Cathedral, is open for guided tours.
Lewis Baston: Will Osborne succeed where Maudling failed? The Budget that almost won the Tories an election
Our monthly history columnist says that the man who Edward Heath later beat for the leadership almost pulled it off.
Interview: Andrew Gimson meets James Delingpole, a conservative who thinks the British Establishment stinks
Macmillan: “a soft fascist”. Letwin: “The devil incarnate.” And how Steve Hilton loved staghunting. Breibart’s new UK Executive Editor speaks out.
But intolerably high house prices now exclude ordinary people.
When it comes to building more homes, the Labour leader is speaking with Gordon Brown’s voice.
Lewis Baston: Ernest Marples. Yes, a rogue – but he brightened up the 1950s, and he made things happen
Long-range phone calls, premium bonds, parking meters, yellow pavement lines, summary traffic penalties…his hand was in them all.
The man in charge of home affairs policy for the ’22 says that Macmillan and Macleod are his inspiration.
A measure that until recently seemed intolerable now looks likely to be adopted within a few years.
Voters detect, in expressions like “hard-working families”, an intolerable bogusness.
No wonder Tory backbenchers have nicknamed this disreputable ploy Help to Vote.
There are some lessons in this for the modern day. Macmillan showed that the ruthless application of political will could achieve a surprising amount.