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.
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.
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.”
His new thriller is readable, but lets the British Prime Minister and Establishment of 1938 off far too lightly.
Supporters of a new pro-free trade think-tank will be told that Tories are all behind them in principle. But…