In England, the Tories have monopolised support on the Right, while the Left vote is split between Labour, the Liberal Democrats and the Greens.
The author warns we are sending far too many people to university and creating “a whole great bloated cognitive bureaucratic class”.
They don’t talk about politics in daily life; don’t write to local or national newspapers; most importantly, they’re not politically active online.
The legacy of the Fujimorista regime has shaped Peru to this day, and has been far more pervasive and corrosive than General Velasco’s.
The Prime Minister deplores the “rancour and tribal bitterness” of modern debate, and criticises politicians “making promises you cannot keep”.
Our future Conservative Party leadership needs to address quickly and effectively the problems which have led to the latter’s rise.
Each week, our panel of John O’Sullivan, Rachel Wolf, Trevor Phillips, Tim Montgomerie and Marcus Roberts will analyse and assess what’s happening.
They are chosen not from a factional or ideological standpoint, but from what I see while doing the job of Mayor.
“The disenchantment of the traditional working class with the left clearly creates an opportunity for the right.”
Maybe this new-party-with-a-charismatic-leader thing isn’t as easy as people imagined.
The object of the exercise is to absorb within a stable democratic practice a new element which, if unabsorbed, may have fatal effects.
I have reluctantly concluded that there needs to be greater regulation of the veracity of claims made by registered participants in political campaigns.
“What we will have is the arrival in this country of the sort of populist politics on the extremes that we’re seeing in most other European countries.”
If two men are in a car, and the passenger says to the driver: “Look out! You’re going to crash,” he is shouting out the second, not the first.
Wages are growing at their fastest rate for ten years, and employment is at a near-record high. But qualifications are necessary…