John Major secured more votes than any other Prime Minister in unpromising circumstances – but ‘stretching the elastic of democracy’ would cost the Party dearly.
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Their final attempt to prevent Brexit is undemocratic and destined to fail.
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”.
Thatcher’s biographer captures the extreme precariousness of her position even as she confounded the Left and scored some of her greatest triumphs.
The West Bromwich MP, who condemned Blair for leading Labour into the desert of pragmatism, may deliver the party from Corbyn.
Also: Kendall and Kinnock turn fire on Corbyn; Burnham confirms support for contesting Ulster elections; and former Tory MEP passes on.
To The Point returns to Labour’s past leadership elections.
Unlike every other victorious Labour leadership candidate of the past 30 years, he drew most of his support from party members and MPs.
Labour voters in Douglas Alexander’s seat are furious at being treated as “a second-class nation” and “bullied” during the referendum.
7.3. 25-35. 1992. And – last but not least – 9.
Cameron says that too many politicians have offered “easy answers”. True. So where are the hard ones?
As next May draws nearer, no political party is yet facing up to the scale of challenge of deficit reduction.
Although Cameron and the Chancellor expected the deficit to be far smaller by now, they still have a credible strategy for dealing with it.
The Iron Curtain crumbled in Eastern Europe. De Klerk took power in South Africa. The birth of the internet loomed…and the beginning of the end loomed for Mrs Thatcher.
Plus: Bad Suarez. Useless Obama. Kinnock, the new Miliband. And: Make the most of your mother while you still have time.
Lord Hill denies he will be our next European Commissioner, and draws lessons for 2015 from the victory of 1992
The Leader of the House of Lords recalls in this interview how John Major benefited from being pelted with eggs, but was then trapped in “a medieval torture chamber”.