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.
Posts Tagged: Matthew Parris
The British media is busy taking revenge on the Prime Minister, while neglecting continental politics.
Daniel Hannan: A year ago tomorrow, Britain voted for freedom. Here are three Remain myths about the campaign that must be debunked.
First, that Leave had won dishonestly. Second, that the country had become more racist. Third, that the 52 per cent had wrecked the economy.
Ryan Bourne: May has chosen to occupy the centre, rather than try to shift it. This bodes badly for Britain, Brexit – and 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.
Nadhim Zahawi: Clinton didn’t lose because of racism or sexism. She lost because she had nothing new to offer
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?
Iain Dale: The Conservative Party is acting like North Korea over its London Mayoral candidate selection
Plus: Zac Goldsmith tells me that he won’t stand in a by-election if the Heathrow decision fails to go his way.
Daniel Hannan MEP: Scowl, and you’ll help to lose the EU referendum. Smile, and you’ll help to win it.
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.
Westminster should ditch the focus group-driven platitudes. At least with Farage, whether you like him or not, you know where he stands.
But the Conservatives need fundamental change.
Interview: McLoughlin – “If it wasn’t for the Conservative Party, nobody would know who Carswell and Reckless were”
Patrick McLoughlin, Transport Secretary and former miner, on UKIP, HS2, the Euston Arch, Heathrow and the desirability of getting ahead with one’s Christmas shopping.