The author recounts how, despite the opposition of John Major and Conservative MEPs, he kept Boris Johnson on the candidates’ list.
Posts Tagged: Lord Fowler
The most important quality for the next Secretary of State, I would have thought, is as a problem-solver/fire fighter.
When so many are cynical about politicians, it was brilliant to see Conservative colleagues committing the Government to decisive action.
The proposals published today to make England the first country to end new cases of HIV fit within a Tory tradition of pragmatic health policy.
Profile: York – and its potential role as Parliament’s new home, a Johnson joke which could become serious
Hoyle and Fowler are deeply opposed to the move, but Labour voters in the North of England like the sound of it.
The Government must seize this chance, and thereby transform thousands of lives for the better.
He has been more robust than any if his predecessors in challenging NHS failings. Prime Ministers seem to have given up trying to sack him.
John Deben: Weak leadership, catastrophic decisions. The appeasement of reactionaries over Brexit has betrayed Heath’s legacy
He wouldn’t have let Cash and Fox, Johnson and Rees-Mogg seize the agenda. He would have fought Farage’s populism as he fought that of Powell.
Iain Dale: My election prediction. May will be back in Downing Street with a Commons majority of 74 seats.
Plus: Where I was when the poll was announced. What I will be doing during the campaign. And: the temptation to seek to stand as a candidate tugs at my sleeve…
Matthew Barrett: Don’t be so eager to scrap the Lords, Conservative MPs. We may need it one day to check Labour tyranny.
What a farce it would be if, in attempting to secure Brexit, we booted out one of the institutions that makes us exceptional.
Lord Woolton (pictured right) was the greatest-ever, rebuilding the Conservatives after the war. But here are my favourite five.
In the 1975 referendum, the press campaigned for, and got, a yes vote. What will its influence be this time?
Yet again, a member of the Lords raises questions that most MPs would not dare to.
Lord Hill denies he will be our next European Commissioner, and draws lessons for 2015 from the victory of 1992
The Leader of the House of Lords recalls in this interview how John Major benefited from being pelted with eggs, but was then trapped in “a medieval torture chamber”.
The last thing young people need is a legalisation experiment foisted on them by ageing libertarians.