At the final meeting of her Cabinet, a revived Iron Lady told members, during a coffee break, that “on no account must Heseltine be elected”
It was Lord Robert Cecil who brought in the Parliament (Qualification of Women) Act of 1918 which gave women the right to be MPs.
The sixth piece in a ConHome series this week on the Prime Minister’s Reset Moment – and what should follow from it.
Stateside narratives have a tendency to be imported into UK politics – one of the knock-on effects of this messy Presidential election outcome.
This agreement paves the way for what could be the most exciting step yet for Global Britain’s independent trading story.
Furthermore, increasing global tensions make improving our defence capabilities essential.
The Integrated Review of Security, Defence, Development and Foreign Policy gives us the chance to act coherently and effectively.
Plus: If Johnson goes soon, it will be of his volition. And: these presidential debates are a train crash for America.
Plus: Johnson’s future. When I went to a party with a shotgun and live cartridges. And: am I Diane Abbott’s maternal grandmother?
The Chairman of the 1922 Committee’s Executive is an enemy of rule by decree and a stern upholder of parliamentary scrutiny
The future was that we would be colour-blind. Instead, wokeism tells us we should see each other as members of different races.
Johnson needs a Simon Milton figure in government. The move would be controversial, to put it mildly. But who else is there?
We must embrace an active enterprising state, reformed and reforming, that can help drive an enterprise nation forward.
I believe this is a moment of opportunity, when we should become a nation that champions people who start a business.
Plus: incompetence, resignations, non-resignations, reputations, my holiday, Any Questions and Finkelstein’s book.