A tour de force from May. Utter failure from Labour’s leader. And: how Blair’s Iraq legacy gives credence to deranged conspiracy theories.
Posts Tagged: History
We need to rekindle l’esprit communautaire, on both sides of the channel. In Walpole’s famous phrase, “this dance can no longer go”.
We must not conflate the progress that scientific advancement offers us with the idea that debate becomes redundant in the face of an increased awareness of scientific fact.
Plus: Major’s error. The Prime Minister’s jokes. Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow. And: the angels want to wear my red suit.
When a ‘right-wing’ politician is nominated for a plaque, it is almost bound to be controversial with ‘the left’. Tories are much more generous.
Maria Miller: British expats deserve a lifelong right to vote – scrapping the 15-year limit is long overdue
A century on from the granting of Votes for Women we should honour our manifesto pledge to deliver Votes for Life. A new Private Member’s Bill offers the opportunity.
We feel a commission, a working group, an inquiry coming in – to look these inconsistencies, accidents of history and quirks, to see if some tidying-up is required.
The Tories often appear to have been more worried about enfranchising working-class men than ladies of property.
By accepting that 16 and 17 year olds in Scotland could vote on their future during the Scottish referendum, we undermined the case for not extending the franchise further.
Plus: Soubry may quit the Tories, which I would regret. And: Why Labour’s silence on 100 years of votes for working class men?
“I think it’s amazing how well the men did for two thousand years considering that they tried to do it alone.”
Basically, we need to undercut the world. We can do so if we slash red tape and tax. Within a very short period there would be a pronounced Laffer Effect.
And the Republicans have forgotten how to stop a demagogue from becoming their presidential candidate.
Natalie Elphicke: Not since the moon landings have we built 300,000 houses a year. Here’s how that target can be met.
Right now, a whole host of things are said to be top infrastructure priorities. Yet, remarkably, housing is not among them. This needs to change.
He was a man of Empire – not a little Englander, but a Great Britainer. One might also say a Global Britainer, which returns one to Brexit.