Local pride in towns like Blyth is wounded at every turn by evidence of neglect, shoddiness and former greatness.
Posts Tagged: Matt Ridley
Leading by example is all well and good. Impoverishing yourself in order to make a point, not so much.
The centre isn’t where he or ConservativeHome or anyone else wants it to be. It’s where it is – “Far From Notting Hill”.
The suicide of Rose Paterson, and what her husband, Owen Paterson, is doing to prevent more self-killings
“How on earth didn’t I notice?” he said – and that question is near the heart of the charity that he and his family have set up, the Rose Paterson Trust.
John O’Connell: Lobbying, and an unacknowledged problem – namely, groups funded by the taxpayer that lobby for even more
The forgotten victims tend to be the taxpayer and small businesses – most of which can barely get hold of their local councillors, let alone ministers.
Daniel Hannan: Fewer are dying of the virus, thank goodness. But we are somehow more nervous about it now than we were in March.
Staying at home is, like anything else, habit-forming. Getting people to come out of lockdown is the hard part of the Government’s plan.
In that sense, his speech could easily have been given by a much more fitting figure for the Ditchley Foundation: Tony Blair.
Register to put your questions to the best-selling science writer and campaigning peer on Wednesday 10th June.
Daniel Hannan: The Coronavirus. Our instincts are likelier to push us into over-reacting than the reverse.
One of the most dangerous sequences in politics goes like this. “Something must be done. Here’s something. Let’s do it.”
Remarkably, sometimes these inconsistent trends both exist within the same tweet – as with a recent viral clip accusing a peer of telling lies when he was in fact correct.
If Gove could talk to the animals, talk to the animals. Why the Conservatives are campaigning on the environment.
With a woof-woof here and a moo-moo there, there is a new Tory focus on our feathered, scaled, winged and four-legged friends.
The wonderful reality of human progress continues to contradict the miserablist rhetoric of the modern left.
Ricardo’s theory of comparative advantage is 200 years old, but still often misunderstood.
By being the Free Spirit who defies Establishment Man, the former Mayor of London has today stolen the show.
Whether we measure literacy or longevity, infant mortality or sexual equality, the world in 2015 was a better place during this past twelve months.