Parliament is struggling to retain senior figures. New peers should be chosen on their ability to raise the calibre of debate.
Posts Tagged: Harold Wilson
It was once said that the secret of Thatcher’s success was moving steadily on multiple fronts so that her enemies did not know where to focus their attention.
Interview: Greening – Banning the People’s Vote from the Tory conference handbook is wrong. “You don’t win a debate by not allowing it to happen.”
The party must move on from Brexit – and focus on boosting social mobility.
Europe has no Madisons to make the case for federalism, while the Leavers patronise us by pretending that leaving is without risk.
From Wilson to Major, and from general elections to devolution referendums, the beautiful game has played an important role for decades.
Andrew Adonis’ new study of Prime Ministers since Churchill shows how difficult it is to reach an acceptable, and practical, European policy.
The comedy and horror of Thorpe’s trial, and of the 1970s, are caught in this book and television series.
Change, optimism and hope are a step up from paralysis, despair and pessimism. But successful politicians don’t necessarily radiate uplift.
Plus: That customs Cabinet committee meeting – and luck & chance in politics. How Zephaniah has fallen. Javid v Khan. And: my local elections overnight marathon.
How a unique combination of Heath and Powell saw the Tories swept to power from Sheffield to Lambeth.
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.”
And here we end, by reflecting on what he might have thought about Labour’s move away from the tenet of democratic government.
The alarmism of Osborne and others has proved to be baseless – instead, our existing strengths in financial services position us to grow even stronger.
Then as now, the United Kingdom is undermining its reputation and interests abroad by supporting an ally engaged in war crimes.
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.