Johnson’s task is to hire the right people and back them as long as they are getting things done, no matter who they offend in the process.
Posts Tagged: Neville Chamberlain
One can conceive of Ministers seeking an all-party public front, and Labour objecting to responsibility with no power.
Alistair Lexden: The origins of One Nation – now in fashion once again within the Conservative Party
If Boris Johnson now gives real political substance to what has become an overused catch-phrase, he will recreate the Tories in the image of “ Honest Stan” Baldwin.
“The work done in partnership with Baldwin, and by Chamberlain alone after 1937, gave Britain some of the best welfare services in the world.”
He is a man of Negative Capability, who cannot be understood by those with a fact-checking mentality, and he admires Trump.
For a really serious British foreign policy failure, look at Chamberlain’s attempt to appease Hitler
Tim Bouverie has written a fascinating account of the slide towards the Second World War.
Jon Davis and John Rentoul’s new book contains valuable material, but cannot efface Iraq, or the former Prime Minister’s self-righteousness.
Profile: David Lidington – the Tory loyalist diverging from his leader over Brexit. And now tipped as her successor.
At the heart of May’s operation, this staunch Conservative is now mulling potential ways to a second referendum with Labour MPs.
In the 1997 election, the Party lost 11.2 per cent of the votes and 178 seats, ending with just 165; a loss on this scale next time is perfectly plausible.
But although the Prime Minister looked calm, Nigel Dodds, parliamentary leader of the DUP, did not.
Andrew Roberts manages to bring the great man before us in all his variousness in just under a thousand pages.
Grieve behaved with the prudence of the Grand Old Duke of York, but suggested everyone has gone mad.
Ministers like Amber Rudd have great difficulty finding able SpAds because the Conservative Research Department, which used to train them, has been destroyed.
The work done in partnership with Baldwin, and by Chamberlain alone after 1937, gave Britain some of the best welfare services in the world.
Bonar Law’s words in 1922 apply to the present leader: “The party elects a leader, and that leader chooses the policy, and if the party does not like it, they have to get another leader.”