‘The Fallen’ has become synonymous with the act of remembrance, but the origins of the poem are less well-known.
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Jonathan Clark: Is it time to sweep away our political parties – and clear the decks for Leave v Remain?
The electorate are less and less convinced by such arguments about party identity and destiny. Far underground, the tectonic plates are moving.
Lord Ashcroft on the origins of the famous war poem, part of which is read aloud, up and down the land, each Remembrance Sunday.
Nick Hargrave: The Conservatives should be thinking ahead about a future border poll in Northern Ireland
Ireland has in recent years moved from a restrictive semi-theocratic state to a more relaxed definition of Irishness. And then there is Brexit…
Drawing on decades of experience and friendships from all parties, Sir David – inventor of the swingometer – founded the UK’s psephological profession.
Greg Knight: It’s time to stop putting the clock back each year – and plunging us into afternoon darkness
Churchill said more daylight hours would “enlarge the opportunities for the pursuit of health and happiness among the millions of people who live in this country”.
The magazine has taken a break from conspicuous consumption to blunder instead through the world of history and economics.
Frankly, any outcome – no deal, Norway, Canada, even the risk of a second referendum – would be better than what is currently on the table.
In the event of no agreement, the Commission will be on its way out, new MEPs almost on their way in…and Selmayr will be in place. Send for the crucifixes and garlic!
Good luck, Prime Minister, with your plan to split the Left. Just don’t split the Right as well while you’re at it.
Her bid to woo Labour Commons votes for a Brexit deal is part of a wider gambit.
P.S: Re my health. At 72, everything works as it should, with one exception – but help is at hand from modern medicine…
The Conservative Party’s official historian was speaking at the unveiling of a new statue to the former Party leader in his home town of Bewdley today.
So much of what now appears inevitable could have been very different – at least in the short term.
William Hay offers a well-researched and welcome antidote to the reactionary caricature of Peterloo mythology.
George Freeman: Come to our Big Tent Ideas Festival next weekend. And help build conservatism and capitalism for a new generation.
Penny Mordaunt, Liz Truss, Dan Hannan, Liam Halligan, Steve Baker, Tom Tugendhat & others will speak. And there’s a special discount for ConHome readers.