His position as an adviser was more than decorative and he will be a loss. But as someone or other once put it, there is no alternative.
Posts Tagged: Michael Heseltine
“I had to make that speech today…and if the Prime Minister can’t live with that, I have to respect her right to sack me.”
Charged with managing Whitehall, trouble-shooting, clocking Sturgeon, and preparing government for Brexit, his workload would make lesser mortals crumble.
He says that while Birmingham itself and Solihull are particularly buoyant, large parts of the region feel that they have missed out on growth.
Plus: John Rees-Evans’s bizarrre views. May’s flourishing line in jokes. Trump’s chances of winning. And: let Article 50 be put to a vote in Parliament and let’s get on with it.
“I was devoted to Michael, his coat was so long and glossy.”
Jake Berry: Let’s get this great exhibition to Manchester – and show that Brexit Britain is open for business
Hosting the 2025 Northern Powerhouse EXPO would be bigger than the Olympics and the World Cup combined.
The EU referendum result marks a posthumous triumph over his old opponent, Edward Heath. Or does it?
Plus: Fox, an assured voice for Leave. Clarke and Heseltine, missing voices for Remain. And: Mark Regev, a persuasive voice for Israel.
The people want a respectful, decent and honest referendum on the EU. Some in Government are failing to live up to that standard.
The challenge to a Party that holds not a single seat in Merseyside.
The Tory campaign in 1966 was not a success, but neither was it a complete failure. Heath’s warnings of economic troubles ahead were vindicated as early as July.
Lewis Baston: Westland – the Heseltine resignation row that rocked Thatcher, 30 years ago this month
Rows, plots, leaks, secret deals, an inquiry, debates in Parliament and the loss of the Defence Secretary – all over “a company with a capitalisation of only £30 million”.
Interview: “The power of such laws is that they change attitudes.” Hague on the 20th anniversary of the Disability Discrimination Act.
Opposed by Clarke and Heseltine, supported by Lilley and Portillo and backed by John Major as Prime Minister, it was the former Tory leader’s “proudest achievement”.
Ever since his days as a Thatcherite firebrand at Exeter University, this Tory of Asian descent has believed in a tough, meritocratic conservatism.