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.
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…
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.
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.
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