At the final meeting of her Cabinet, a revived Iron Lady told members, during a coffee break, that “on no account must Heseltine be elected”
As her Lord Chancellor, I would have resigned if she had brought forward such proposals (which she wouldn’t have done anyway).
When such Brexiteers as Michael Howard and Norman Lamont are tearing into you over international law, you have just a bit of problem.
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.
My modest proposal is this: let’s do a major programme of controlled trials to test these ideas, and see what, if anything, makes a difference.
Few people understand better than the Culture Secretary how the government machine works, or fails to work.
The former Speaker’s autobiography is a disappointment. He writes as he talks – and after a time this becomes wearisome.
His big win marks the end of the EU Ascendancy and the beginning of a new era: that of Britain as a sovereign nation.
Johnson is a self-described “Brexity Hezza” and now has the chance to mould a Party and country in his own romantic image.
An obscure, unused agreement struck by Cameron and the 1922 Committee back in 2006 is set to come into play.
Our message, and our approach to the issues in the cities, needs to be improved.
“Spot on” policy questions to Johnson and Hunt in Birmingham yesterday showed Tory activists as they really are.
A run-off between him and Johnson would risk being seen as a continuation of the “psychodrama” between the two men.
There’s little evidence from the history of either main party to suggest that it has counted much to date electorally – if at all.
The present election will turn on whether MPs and activists put national popularity before ideological soundness.