All three PMs did about as well as anyone could in the circumstances, and all three, so far as one can see, are doomed.
Posts Tagged: Jim Callaghan
Will Tanner: Covid and vaccines. Imagine what would have happened if we’d junked intervention – and opted instead for laissez faire.
The first piece in a ConHome mini-series this week on industrial strategy after the pandemic.
Bernard Jenkin: For their strategy to work, Ministers will need more than double the number of tracers that they plan to recruit
If only 6,000 people, with 45 contacts each, are infected every day, we will need a capacity of 276,000 tests just to keep up.
Plus: In my view, there is no case at all to merit a decision to do anything other than keeping the lockdown, maybe with a few tweaks.
The move back to two party politics of 2017 seems to be repeating itself this time round.
The Fixed Terms Parliament Act may pave the way to delivering Brexit by October 31. And for that, we can thank…
It must necessarily have a worldview. The question is whether or not this has caught up with the Brexit vote.
Disraeli defined conservatism as ‘love of country and an instinct for power’, and her successors should strive for her winning fusion of the two.
He was murdered by terrorists 40 years ago today. Now there is a new, exemplary biography of him.
The first department to need boosting post-March. The Treasury? Business? Transport? No: Northern Ireland.
The challenge to “our precious union” will be as much constitutional as economic – Deal, No Brexit…or No Deal especially.
A new study of the 2017 general election shows May failing to insist on a message and a manifesto which supported each other.
Parliament is struggling to retain senior figures. New peers should be chosen on their ability to raise the calibre of debate.
So much of what now appears inevitable could have been very different – at least in the short term.
“Those who threaten our security would like nothing more than to see us fractured.” May’s security speech in Munich speech. Full text.
“If the priority becomes avoiding new cooperation with a country outside the EU, then this will have damaging real world consequences for the security of all our people.”
In the best of all worlds, standards would be upheld voluntarily. But in the world we have, we seem to need rules – and sometimes to extend them.