So much of what now appears inevitable could have been very different – at least in the short term.
Posts Tagged: History
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.
All the most famous works about the failures of left-wing regimes flatter them by pinning the blame on inept implementation or flawed individuals.
Also: Government accused of ‘appeasing the IRA’ over Ulster veterans; Welsh Labour leadership hopefuls in data row; and DUP urge end to Stormont boycott.
The Prime Minister lacks panache, but it takes guts to keep going. Leadership requires the fortitude to cope with being weak.
While Lancashire is in the main in Lancashire, Wigan is both in and not in, like a Schrödinger county cat.
Not in the sense that he will be shot by his own side, but in his calculation that the best approach is to gain “the freedom to win freedom”.
The disease affecting Labour about Jews is now affecting the Conservatives about Muslims.
Joshua McMullan: To effectively fight antisemitism, the Conservative Party must address its own troubled history on race relations
The sooner we deal with our Party’s past, however difficult, the easier it will be to drive out the hatred emerging on the Left today.
Nick Hargrave: The economic consequences of No Deal might only be temporary. But the political ones would dwarf Black Wednesday.
Even the near threat of such an outcome could outscale 16th September 1992 many times over in terms of setting political perceptions.
Just as they had with Joe Chamberlain before him, the Tory leadership wooed Lloyd George to fatally fracture the Liberal Party.
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’.