The pandemic has sparked a new sense of community spirit and civic participation; the question is whether this can extend into the future.
Posts Tagged: Michael Heseltine
The former Chancellor can become spokesman for a cause, and it isn’t hard to see what it could be: lower spending and taxes.
David Gauke: As a non-Tory at the last election, my worry is that this Government won’t be Conservative enough
As a former Chief Secretary to the Treasury, I am uneasy about the bail-out of Flybe. Every time a private business is bailed out by the taxpayer, the pressure grows.
Instead of seeing local councillors as a potential saving, maybe we should see them as an asset.
How the half a century-long Conservative civil war over Europe was won last week in a single day. By the Brexiteers.
One has to pinch oneself to remember that as recently as last July May was Prime Minister, Hammond Chancellor of the Exchequer and Gauke Lord Chancellor.
Johnson is a self-described “Brexity Hezza” and now has the chance to mould a Party and country in his own romantic image.
Raab trod gingerly in Heseltine’s footsteps, while the Leader of the House presented the Shakespearean drama of politics.
How better to follow Jeremy Corbyn’s speech yesterday than by citing a signature Tory policy that shifted wealth to “working people and their families”?
The shocking truth about Commons disorder. MPs during Brexit “have been almost shamefully well behaved”
Churchill in his Liberal days wore with pride the scar inflicted on his forehead by the copy of Commons Standing Orders hurled at him by an enraged Tory in 1912.
The present election will turn on whether MPs and activists put national popularity before ideological soundness.
A Prime Minister might, in the autumn, ask the Queen to prorogue Parliament until the day after exit is legally due on 31 October.
They’ve taken the central political technique of this form of populism — promising to spend other people’s money — and privatised it.
The 1922 Committee Executive has already pointed her towards the exit door. It should now take her gently by the arm, and steer her through it as soon as possible.
His critics claim his appointment as International Development Secretary “could lead to the death of thousands of the world’s poorest people”.
Richard Ritchie: Brexit. Four great Commons debates that show how we got here – and what’s at stake.
That’s to say, those of 1950, 1961, 1967 and 1971. Sovereignty was always the key concern, despite arguments over its meaning.