The former Justice Minister writes an open letter to a young activist, urging her to reconsider her defection to the Liberal Democrats.
Posts Tagged: Margaret Thatcher
Forget delusions of grandeur, memories of empire, or fantasies of running an EU superstate – let’s focus on setting a good example.
Holyrood has led the race for greater state intervention in people’s lives, and power has never felt more removed from voters’ concerns.
Garvan Walshe: To win back young voters, the Conservative Party should make feminism central to its platform
As Cameron once reached new voters by focusing on the environment, so the leader after May should take up the fight for gender equality.
Andrew Gimson’s Commons sketch: the former Foreign Secretary declares that there is a better way to lead us through Brexit
Though not as devastating as Sir Geoffrey Howe’s resignation statement, this one still pointed the Government on a new course.
The latter has never had the clout nor the resources required for it to do its ever-expanding task. It has had to play catch-up.
Andrew Adonis’ new study of Prime Ministers since Churchill shows how difficult it is to reach an acceptable, and practical, European policy.
The tax take is at its highest ever, and yet the Government is looking at ways to raise yet more taxes.
This is not all about him. It is about the kind of country which the UK is going to become.
The Conservatives: not the Party of “f*ck business”, but not the Party of blind obedience to big business, either
Prioritising large over small, or current businesses over future businesses, would hurt workers, consumers, taxpayers, investors and the nation.
This unusual leader still evokes passions in his Party even decades after his surprise election victory.
In a balanced economy, the north would produce around £70 billion more. Here is one way to help close that gap.
Chloe Westley: Enough talk of tax rises from Tory Ministers. Let’s have tax cuts instead. Or else what are they for?
The Conservatives are not going to win the hearts and minds of the British people by proposing Labour-lite policies. There must be something different on offer.
Change, optimism and hope are a step up from paralysis, despair and pessimism. But successful politicians don’t necessarily radiate uplift.
Daniel Coughlan: Thirty years on from Thatcher’s ‘Sermon on the Mound’, faith is sadly excluded from public discourse
She spoke unashamedly of her religious beliefs, in a way that would sound shocking in today’s impoverished political culture.