The centre isn’t where he or ConservativeHome or anyone else wants it to be. It’s where it is – “Far From Notting Hill”.
Posts Tagged: Matthew Parris
An excellent book about the Prime Minister has just been published. Unfortunately it is in German.
Johnson benefits from the scorn of critics such as Parris, for it suggests the Prime Minister is still an outsider
I have decided to write a second volume of my life of Johnson, who has always been an affront to serious-minded people’s idea of politics.
He is a man of Negative Capability, who cannot be understood by those with a fact-checking mentality, and he admires Trump.
Johnson’s first biographer confesses to feelings of bemusement, even incredulity, at the recent turn of events.
They’ve taken the central political technique of this form of populism — promising to spend other people’s money — and privatised it.
Profile: Nimble, eager to please, unembarrassable. The inconstant Gardiner, capable of demolishing Labour’s Brexit policy in seconds.
Tied to no faction, former Blair backer turned Corbyn supporter, the shadow Trade Secretary is a law unto himself.
“In my personal opinion, Olly Robbins should go to the Tower, in which case he should arrive by river.”
A new study of the 2017 general election shows May failing to insist on a message and a manifesto which supported each other.
In all, there are 30 new entries in the whole list, one down on last year and two down on the 2016 record of 33.
We know more today than we did yesterday – and we aim to know still more tomorrow.
His understated, unpretentious, unexciting style of politics works well in the context of local government. Could it be transposed to Westminster?
Nicky Morgan: Chope’s upskirting ban veto, and no-deal hard Brexiteers – fellow travellers in the campaign to wreck modernisation
It says it all, really, that an older male Tory MP should object to outlawing a sexual crime which makes use of twenty-first century technology.
Iain Dale: Gammon if you think you’re hard enough. The patronising Remainers who’ve lost but can’t move on.
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.