“When I attended the commemoration of the 60th anniversary, some thought it might be the last…but the wartime generation, my generation, is resilient.”
Between the idea and the reality, between the motion and the act, falls the shadow.
“I’m not interested in being an irreconcilable…the leadership question is settled.” Rees-Mogg accepts defeat – but reserves the right to differ over policy.
The electorate are less and less convinced by such arguments about party identity and destiny. Far underground, the tectonic plates are moving.
It is an extremely tough task to prepare to be a constitutional monarch, or indeed to take on the actual role.
He fears that while “the Government’s words remain robust, its deeds become weak”. Plus: the Rees-Mogg family spent the Royal wedding playing “sermon cricket”.
The Government should consider setting up a domestic policy Cabinet sub-committee to help alleviate the Brexit bandwidth problem.
Congratulations to the Duke and Duchess of Sussex.
Parliament is not, should not be and probably cannot be a faithful reflection of the flux that confuses us in daily life.
What about those who worship different gods, those who delight in civil rights movements, those mothers who want to go out to work?
A dogmatic, utopian insistence on imposing the American model wholesale often runs contrary to establishing stability, growth, and the rule of law.
The Labour leader’s years of indulging the IRA, who murdered the Duke of Edinburgh’s uncle, should not be forgotten.
As his retirement from public life is announced, here’s the first part of one of the many documentaries on his life.
It flows from the Crown-in-Parliament, so support for it is entirely compatible with advocating Parliamentary sovereignty.
Her Majesty and the Duke of Edinburgh make their way down the Mall.