Disraeli defined conservatism as ‘love of country and an instinct for power’, and her successors should strive for her winning fusion of the two.
Posts Tagged: Jim Callaghan
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.
And those that never were, such as 1978, 1991 and 2007. Prime Ministers tend to make the opposite error to that of their predecessors.
The Prime Minister needs to be more self confident with the media.
Simon Tilbrook: I’m a lifelong Labour supporter and an arch-Remainer. Here’s why I’m voting Conservative.
Corbyn is unfitted to public office of any sort. All sensible Labour folk know it, but many cannot currently bring themselves to say it outright.
My guess is that he would have argued that this is a matter for Parliament, with no need to resort to the judiciary.
None the less, the local Conservatives exploited the climate of prejudice, while Labour sometimes bent to accommodate it.
How the Conservatives are rebuilding their links with the Republicans – and will work with America’s President-elect
After a long chill, relations between the sister parties are thawing.
It has been where there is an air of panic and chaos, with a government forced to bow its knee to the markets, that there is real political damage.