If he isn’t the sort of person we should be erecting statues to, then it’s time to do away with statues altogether.
Posts Tagged: History
In looking to the monarchy’s future, we follow in his footsteps. He was its original moderniser in our times.
William Shawcross: ‘Grief is the price we must pay for love’, as the Queen said. How much she will feel that now.
Far from being a reactionary as sometimes caricatured, he was always compassionate and open-minded, as well as brave.
His first premiership was accidental and cut extremely short by Gladstone – but ‘Dizzy’ did manage to make the Queen a Tory.
Turn a blind eye, and every one of the other 30 Articles in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights will be breached too.
Without passing judgement on the views of another era, it is clear that MPs never envisioned the sort of inflow we have seen in the decades since.
Reports that the former brought pressure to bear on ITV are alarming. Can we look forward to a new series – Britain’s Got Feudalism?
David Gauke: Is Britain really set to become a low tax, less regulated, free trading, buccaneering country?
Despite a surprisingly liberal migration policy, the bulk of the post-Brexit evidence so far suggests not.
A move from Ken Clarke to Aneurin Bevan would not only risk harming the NHS, but miss the real target of reform: social care.
Nus Ghani: China and genocide. Our new proposal answers Ministers’ objections. So they should support it.
So the only question that remains, given this new compromise plan, is: what’s the Government’s objection now?
If it is determined to thumb its nose at the attitudes of the majority, perhaps it would be better to take this cultural revolution to its logical conclusion.
From Wellington to Johnson, this institution has managed to keep itself at the heart of Tory politics.
It’s striking that the countries that did best during Covid are those, like Taiwan and South Korea, which live under threat of annihilation by their neighbours.
We have to ask whether high bed occupancy rates in the NHS are tilting the balance between efficiency and resilience in the wrong direction.
The Government’s plan may mean a change from the Court to the Judicial Committee of the Privy Council – widening the set of judges who sit.