The columnist Steve Richards examines the rise of the modern demagogues, and their eventual, inevitable failure.
Posts Tagged: Neville Chamberlain
She has expressed admiration for Joe, the ambitious social reformer and staunch unionist, but his sons have their own lessons to teach.
As the Commons prepares to debates the effects of Brexit on these rights, here’s the story of how the Party has supplied them from Peel through to Cameron.
The ideal is all the more necessary in a polity in which a plurality of just 30-something percent can win you virtually untrammelled power.
Caroline Squire: Joe Chamberlain. Inspiration to Theresa May, founder of a dynasty – and my great-great-grandfather
It was the closeness of the family in Joe’s era that led critics to calling them ‘the clique’ – a toast that we still make today in their honour.
Lewis Baston: How a centrist Tory leader won a landslide victory over left-wing Labour – 80 years ago tomorrow
Nearly every observer expected the same result – a Conservative win with a reduced majority. This as found to be in error when the votes were counted.
Hague’s great achievement. The 20th anniversary of the Disability Discrimination Act takes place next week.
It deserves to be honoured as part of the great tradition of Conservative social reforming legislation.
Stalin accused him of spying for Churchill and locked him up.
The early training that David Cameron and his team received in the Conservative Research Department proved decisive.
Miliband was unable to make the “back to the 1930s” accusation stick. Carswell seemed to forget he is no longer a Conservative.
Andrew Gimson’s PMQs sketch: Miliband strains credulity by claiming the whole country cares about O’Donnell
Labour could not break down Cameron’s defence, and ignored past crooks in Downing Street.
0.3 per cent GDP growth in the first quarter of this year was better than many people expected. But it… Read more »