He made grotesque errors of taste and judgement – see “Rivers of Blood”. But even his critics admit that he was one of the great parliamentarians of the 20th century.
Posts Tagged: Joe Chamberlain
He says that while Birmingham itself and Solihull are particularly buoyant, large parts of the region feel that they have missed out on growth.
Caroline Squire: Joe Chamberlain. Inspiration to Theresa May, founder of a dynasty – and my great-great-grandfather
It was the closeness of the family in Joe’s era that led critics to calling them ‘the clique’ – a toast that we still make today in their honour.
She shares Thatcher’s interest in “ordinary working people” – but without the overarching aim of shrinking the role of the state.
The wit and wisdom of Nick Timothy. 9) Europe. Tory splits don’t just lose us elections; they mess up the country.
Lloyd George introduced a non-contributory system – unlike the contributions-based proposal from Chamberlain – and its legacy endures today.
May – a Joe Chamberlain in kitten heels? Who will serve in her interventionist Cabinet (and deliver Brexit)?
Hammond, Fox, Javid. How will a generation of politicians raised under Thatcher adapt to the new Prime Minister’s desire for an industrial strategy?
Lewis Baston: The General Election of 1900 – the narrow Conservative win that turned out to be an illusion
We cannot know yet whether 2015 was the start of a new ascendancy or whether, like 1900, it is an anomaly that posterity hardly notices.
Those which turn out to matter usually involve more than the man who undertakes them. Does the latest one really fall into this category?
Daniel Hannan MEP: As Bashir signs up to the Conservatives, don’t knock defectors – whichever party they join or leave
The parties these great men abandoned behaved in the same idiotic way that ours did over Mark Reckless, or that UKIP is now doing over their departed MEP.