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…
“In which EU country does the public when polled take the most positive view of immigration?”
If he wins the presidency, the big question will be which of his views – ranging from vague economic good sense to out-and-out bigotry – he actually means.
This symbol to some of a self-righteous metropolitan elite is, in her way, a populist, who knows that her strength lies in reaching out to the people.
The President, and the wider rise of right-wing populism around the world, offers us some examples of what to do – and what not to do.