He made grotesque errors of taste and judgement – see “Rivers of Blood”. But even his critics admit that he was one of the great parliamentarians of the 20th century.
Posts Tagged: Nationhood
The EU bureaucracy, with its supranational claims, is a godsend to him. But he is more pragmatic than he looks. He does not want a Hungary without allies.
Iain Duncan Smith: Britain last June. America last month. Now Italy. Next, Germany? France? Holland? Revolt against the elites is sweeping the West.
Are we seeing a convulsion as great as 1968 – or even 1848?
One of Britain’s most prominent military residents is a penguin.
Can the growing gap between ordinary Britons and the elites be blamed on London’s success as a global city?
Whichever way you cut it, there’s no doubt that Britain projects soft power out of all proportion to its size.
We won’t save what’s good about globalisation by overlooking what’s bad about it.
Why do several EU governments – including our own – support the creation of a transnational system of corporate courts?
No amount of further devolution is going to satisfy the SNP’s new supporters if they still end up with austerity
Behind the facade of tolerance, London isn’t nearly so integrated as we might think it is
What if the SNP holds the balance of power in Westminster?
Those of us in favour of English home rule need to understand the case against it
Heresy of the week: “Tattoo-parlour Britain” isn’t the alternative to liberal Britain, but its by-product
The choice between the paths represented by Cambridge and Clacton doesn’t exist
If Scotland votes Yes and the UK votes Labour then Ed Miliband will have to choose between illegitimacy and impotence
Away from the playgrounds of the prosperous, “tattoo-parlour Britain” is very much today’s Britain