Just as the young in the sixties thought that they invented sex, so the millennials mistakenly believe that they invented disruption. But she was the arch-disruptor.
Posts Tagged: Harold Wilson
The future leaders of the Left either don’t know their history, or prefer a made-up version of it.
Howard Flight: Today’s Mayite Conservatives have embraced a socialist ethic – with wishy-washy, opportunistic policies.
Mercifully, there remain a few Thatcherites, even in the Cabinet, who believe in the power of liberty, responsibility, commerce and voluntary action.
Lewis Baston: Forty years ago, another Tory conference. It saw that famous Hague speech. And the arrival of Reg Prentice…
The former Labour MP’s defection, and the later split within that party, has not yet found in a parallel in our own turbulent times.
And those that never were, such as 1978, 1991 and 2007. Prime Ministers tend to make the opposite error to that of their predecessors.
Upholding the rule of law in the capital by defeating moped crime would be a good start.
Kieron O’Hara: Seven ways to reach younger voters. Including, as May is doing today, reaching out to other parties.
If the Conservatives spoke a progressive alliance, and meant it, they might be able to make some progress – and break down virulent anti-Toryism.
The Prime Minister showed that on her home turf, in the Commons, she is still a very difficult woman to get out.
None the less, campaigns are not devised for the entertainment of journalists and websites. They are crafted to win votes. Which this one seems to be doing.
The situation is volatile, but on balance it is more likely that Labour will hang on, and that Paul Nuttall will be the first victim of Thursday’s by-election.
The industrial strategy has a welcome focus on education. But will it live up to its claim of modernity?
There is still some way to go before we can be sure this is a truly new approach, and not a return to what has been tried before.
None the less, the local Conservatives exploited the climate of prejudice, while Labour sometimes bent to accommodate it.
How the Conservatives are rebuilding their links with the Republicans – and will work with America’s President-elect
After a long chill, relations between the sister parties are thawing.
It has been where there is an air of panic and chaos, with a government forced to bow its knee to the markets, that there is real political damage.
Plus: August, the best political month. Thatcher, the best post-war Prime Minister. Off to Any Questions. Off to Edinburgh. And: will I poison an MP?