‘The Fallen’ has become synonymous with the act of remembrance, but the origins of the poem are less well-known.
Posts Tagged: Lord Ashcroft
Lord Ashcroft on the origins of the famous war poem, part of which is read aloud, up and down the land, each Remembrance Sunday.
The Defence Secretary outlined a programme of national self-assertion from Ukraine to the South China Sea.
In all, there are 30 new entries in the whole list, one down on last year and two down on the 2016 record of 33.
Let’s make a virtue of necessity – and transform this conference into a festival of creative destruction
This week, the Party has a chance to turn Brexit, a trouble-plagued leadership, and directional uncertainly from problems into an opportunity.
As our proprietor and his co-author prepare to release a new book on defence, we say again what we’ve said before about the implications of Brexit for the armed forces.
Iain Dale: Gammon if you think you’re hard enough. The patronising Remainers who’ve lost but can’t move on.
Plus: Boles was right (first time round) on Gaza. The Dambusters raid anniversary. A Tory poll lead. Plus: a man and a woman will marry in Windsor on Saturday.
My role was to help make it easier for thousands of people a year to manage a successful transition from the armed forces to civilian life.
I will be publishing more details in my forthcoming book, which explores the state of the British Armed Forces.
Unless we find a way to win over those in their forties, thirties and younger, we will have an even bigger problem at the next election.
Lord Ashcroft: “We didn’t elect him to be a saint, we elected him to be a leader.” My latest American focus groups.
We found that those who had voted enthusiastically for Trump were still on board, and were prepared to overlook his private conduct, however regrettable they found it.
In trying to maximise the Party’s vote share, it’s essential that a proper audit of these barriers takes place (and others will no doubt think of some I have missed).
Education, housing, the environment: May’s campaigning priorities. And there is an NHS row. But what about the economy?
The Government had next to no living standards message at the election. It needs one now – and to explain how it fits in with those three priorities.
Nicky Morgan: The Prime Minister should set out her stall on health and social care – as well as Brexit
Is there a national collection of staff ideas? Are Whitehall teams working together? What conversations are being held with housebuilders? There’s so much to be done.
Politicians are most effective when they are being themselves. Does part of May’s “irreducable core” really yearn for more housing?