Countries need a balance of self-criticism and self-confidence. People are often called on to act for a greater good. But if Britain is shameful, why bother?
A limited suspension is one thing, lasting change would be another. And so often, nothing is so permanent as the temporary.
American liberals have a fervent belief in equality, and will do everything they can for the American people short of spending any time with them.
Is economics the key after all – driving the culture wars in western liberal democracies?
The Conservative victory in the general election of 2019, on a promise to Get Brexit Done, was a crushing defeat for them.
The authors of a new book trace the enduring influence of American Puritanism, and explain how the President appeals to it.
The schism between between Tory Eurosceptics and Europhiles has been overcome; now another divide must be healed.
It is a reversion to the old tribal idea: this people good, that people bad. It challenges the notion that we are all individuals, responsible for our own behaviour.
We economic liberals should be cautiously thankful for the stay of execution that his leadership and manifesto have given us.
It’s a bit like the roof of Parliament’s Westminster Hall: which is held up by a lot of huge, ancient beams all resting on each other.
Interdependence and independence need each other, and the Conservative Party should stand for both.
He explains why he believes Gyimah, his former PPS, and others are making a mistake in switching to the Liberal Democrats.
Walking away will neither avoid a Jeremy Corbyn government or make Boris Johnson govern as a liberal Tory.
It offers interesting insights into the shape of public opinion in 2019. But talk of a ‘sea change’ away from freedom is hard to stand up.
The Prime Minister deplores the “rancour and tribal bitterness” of modern debate, and criticises politicians “making promises you cannot keep”.