He wouldn’t have let Cash and Fox, Johnson and Rees-Mogg seize the agenda. He would have fought Farage’s populism as he fought that of Powell.
The Somerset MP strongly supports Theresa May, denies anti-Etonian prejudice in public life, and says a Catholic could perfectly well be PM.
If we look into the abyss, we will find it looks back at us – clad in a cropped grey beard and a Lenin hat and dressed in Marxist ideology.
Those who are left of party centre are breaking cover to attack ‘Mayism’, whilst Brexiteers seem to be rallying around the Prime Minister.
May’s manifesto is real politics – that’s to say, a serious attempt to prepare Britain for the post-Brexit challenges of the future.
The Government is not only for the JAMs (Just About Managing), but now also apparently for the NAAMs (Not At All Managing).
The script for the new relationship with the EU must be written as much by those who valued it as by those who campaigned to leave it.
Nineteen Members of Parliament have so far declared publicly.
Lord Willoughby de Broke congratulated the PM on giving “a UKIP speech”, so who needs UKIP?
Theresa May’s austere approach to news management is a plus for government – at least, so far. But it’s turning out to be a minus for her ministers.
They debate the best speed and shape of leaving.
A new fortnightly column from the former Education Secretary starts tomorrow.
The recently departed Prime Minister is re-emerging – and working on his memoirs. He will want to project his greatest achievement: public service reform.
He takes two in five votes. Boris Johnson is second on 21 per cent.
Almost six months on from the EU referendum, we present a mini-series on five people who helped to shape the result.