Plus: What it was like being gay and a Tory – and being sexually assaulted in the “Brief Encounter” – during the vanished world of the 1990s.
Posts Tagged: John Major
Though if May moves Philip Hammond, or seeks to, she is also likely to move Boris Johnson, or try to.
Gone are the days when the Prime Minister could sweep Corbyn aside as a ludicrous leftie.
The new rules require rebels to strike openly and in strength. Trying to get around them and do things the old-fashioned way… doesn’t work.
Those who voted against same-sex marriage were more likely to support Leadsom than those who voted for the legislation, whilst the opposite was true for Gove.
Charismatic, Oxbridge-educated, hailed as the man of destiny – is it too late for Johnson to learn from Portillo’s failure?
And those that never were, such as 1978, 1991 and 2007. Prime Ministers tend to make the opposite error to that of their predecessors.
Hamish McFall: Tellers’ work wasted. Invaded privacy. Computers that spewed gibberish. How CCHQ bungled this election campaign.
The Conservative Party will never be able to command an overall majority again if it doesn’t stop treating its grassroots like dirt.
The former fear that it will revive what they believe are business-unfriendly ideas about foreign takeovers and workers on boards.
John Major secured more votes than any other Prime Minister in unpromising circumstances – but ‘stretching the elastic of democracy’ would cost the Party dearly.
Maastricht made it clear that the EU was leaving the UK, preferring to become a superstate. We could never agree to such a project.
The ethical teachings of FH Bradley are the ideal starting point for rediscovering the social dimension of Conservatism.
They can wring their hands one day and ring the bells the next – or vice-versa. After all, they rejoiced when sterling joined the ERM. We know how that one ended.
If you’re pro-Leave, don’t be lulled into a false sense of security by yesterday’s emphatic vote for Article 50.
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.