In the best of all worlds, standards would be upheld voluntarily. But in the world we have, we seem to need rules – and sometimes to extend them.
Posts Tagged: Maria Miller MP
James Dobson: Leaving the EU – but not Europe – must include remaining a proud signatory of the ECHR
The European Convention on Human Rights is critical to holding the UK together.
From Reggie to Dessie: That Ashcroft extravaganza. As Davis edged further from Mrs May, Boris edged closer to Miss World…
Plus: Soames bottle-feeds the Crouch childlet. Gove’s lesé majeste. And: It’s Ken Clarke’s memoirs – Fifty Shades of Blue.
Jesse Norman wins Culture, Julian Lewis Defence…and Meg Hillier is the new Chairman of the Public Accounts Committtee.
Every piece of paper we put out carried the message of “more jobs, lower taxes, better services”.
Ever since his days as a Thatcherite firebrand at Exeter University, this Tory of Asian descent has believed in a tough, meritocratic conservatism.
As the Chancellor prepares to deliver his Mansion House speech, here are the people who have stood by him ever since 2005
The Culture Secretary has taken a strong line on press freedom. Is this a shift in stance from the Prime Minister, or submission to the exigencies of 2015?
Iain Dale: Sarah Wollaston wants to know what others would have done about Nigel Evans. Here’s my answer.
Plus: Nigel and the whips. Why Peter Oborne believes that I am Nostradamus. Lord Steel must have heard the Cyril Smith rumours. And: Two Thatchers & Two Queens.
Iain Dale: The next victim of our broken justice system won’t be Nigel Evans. It will be Joe Bloggs.
Plus: The Telegraph’s war on Nadine. Bias at the Foreign Office. Euro-rules drive me bonkers. And: Cameron’s LadyShambles.
“The question for leaders of parties is how do you deal with people when problems occur.”
In politics, you need friends – well, allies, at any rate.
Plenty have been left hanging in the breeze by sudden u-turns – and they’ve learned from the experience.
The Prime Minister is very lucky to be facing Ed Miliband rather than Tony Blair.
The former Culture Secretary on leaving the Government.