Plus: Boles was right (first time round) on Gaza. The Dambusters raid anniversary. A Tory poll lead. Plus: a man and a woman will marry in Windsor on Saturday.
But Major’s Back to Basics disaster shows how badly wrong the attempt to provide moral leadership can go.
In the absence of anyone that party members find convincing, he is the beneficiary of a protest vote – boosted by an element of media hype.
No, we don’t believe that he should be the next Tory leader. But he would make a better Minister than some of those now in place.
The British media is busy taking revenge on the Prime Minister, while neglecting continental politics.
First, that Leave had won dishonestly. Second, that the country had become more racist. Third, that the 52 per cent had wrecked the economy.
The basic principles of limited government, economic and civil liberties, freedom and equality under the law are almost entirely absent from her programme.
I won’t be taking it up. But if others do, it would weaken their willingness to try to block Brexit.
This result was a classic case of “it’s the economy, stupid”, as swathes of the traditionally Democrat-voting areas of Ohio, Pennsylvania and Michigan turned red.
Matthew Parris fears the People’s Army may begin to march through the major parties after June 23. It could well be their best strategy.
Our attitude to him should exactly mirror his attitude to us: we should have our cake and eat it.
How do calls to extend the franchise fit with the fact that, in so many other areas of policy, we are stripping teenagers of choices and responsibility?
Plus: Zac Goldsmith tells me that he won’t stand in a by-election if the Heathrow decision fails to go his way.
Reflecting people’s gripes back at them will take you only so far. To get further, you must also offer something better.
Gove’s drive to extend to the state sector the freedoms enjoyed by fee-paying schools should be extended to allow academic selection.