Just as they had with Joe Chamberlain before him, the Tory leadership wooed Lloyd George to fatally fracture the Liberal Party.
Posts Tagged: History
Robert Halfon: A second referendum would be an insult to the people, a stunt worthy of a banana republic
Plus: Why it’s unfair to misrepresent Poland’s history; and the joy of a good book and a large cigar.
The latter has never had the clout nor the resources required for it to do its ever-expanding task. It has had to play catch-up.
Nicky Morgan: Once again, we split over Europe. Once again, we undermine our leader. We Conservatives are set to repeat the same failed cycle. Will we never learn?
We are re-proving that ‘we learn from history that we do not learn from history’.
Terry Barnes: From the Anglosphere, we watch with horror as Britain bungles its Brexit chance to go global
British politicians are negotiating as if it were 410 AD, and still the Roman province of Britannia, asking permission to leave instead of flourishing a mandate to do so.
The tendency of people in politics to think of everything through a political prism is mistaken. The star dust of sporting triumph does not rub off on politicians.
As we leave the EU there is never a better time for the UK to show the world that Global Britain promotes and protects the causes of those in need.
May’s appeal next week at Chequers will be founded in grinding detail, not Churchillian rhetoric. Key to agreement will be taking Ministers with her and springing no untoward surprises.
This unusual leader still evokes passions in his Party even decades after his surprise election victory.
If the establishment had really been as efficiently conspiratorial as it was supposed to be, there would have been no need for his amateurish plot.
Daniel Hannan: On the Elgin Marbles, as on everything else, Corbyn’s assumption is that Britain Is Always In The Wrong
There are honourable arguments for and against shipping the Parthenon marbles to Greece. His instinctive knee-jerk is not one of them.
Robert Halfon: It’s time for Ministers to let local authorities build more council homes, and borrow to do so
We need more houses, not just to buy, but to rent – truly affordably, as well. This is a social justice issue.
Bill Cash: The EU Withdrawal Bill. No Conservative colleague should defy the will of the people next week.
The referendum transferred from MPs themselves the decision as to whether to remain in or leave the EU and – with it, to regain our freedom to make our own laws.
The comedy and horror of Thorpe’s trial, and of the 1970s, are caught in this book and television series.
Joe Baron: The campaign to tear down statues of British heroes is not about balance – it’s pure propaganda
It’s one thing to acknowledge the fact that all human beings are nuanced and flawed. It’s quite another to censor our past.