At the final meeting of her Cabinet, a revived Iron Lady told members, during a coffee break, that “on no account must Heseltine be elected”
There is no reason why it cannot be as intrinsically patriotic, rigorous and questioning as other historical disciplines.
You wouldn’t want your name to be changed against your will, and nobody voted for their history to be rewritten by bureaucrats.
If the BBC wants to balance its coverage of the culture war, it should commission this Oxford ethicist to tell the truth about Britain’s past.
Clashes over Black Lives Matter or Extinction Rebellion are noisy, nasty – and, by definition, impossible for Johnson to keep out of.
These figures will change substantially in the final version of the algorithm, especially because it will take into account green belt restrictions.
Our tradition has never been the pomp and exuberance of Bastille Day or the Fourth of July. But we must do more to bring this country together.
We could give in to the leftist, isolationist Little England vision of a reclusive UK. Alternatively, we could make Global Britain a reality.
By happy chance, it coincided with the State Opening of the new Parliament, elected in July, which was ‘restored to something of its pristine splendour’.
For too long the space has played host to ugly and vacuous ‘public art’. This is a much, much better use for it.
Butler added a further key factor: “six years of left-wing propaganda accompanied by a virtual cessation of right-wing propaganda”.
Voters will support a balanced narrative about Britain’s past in our schools, but they will want children to feel mostly pride in our past.
We’ve learned nothing at all about his outlook but quite a lot about his capacities during the last tumultuous twelve months.
The more of us that come out of the closet – the political one – the more tolerant and reflective our culture will become.
On this day each year, we celebrate the first steam engine hissing into operation. And retain the decisive vision that powers progress.