Andrew Adonis’s new biography of “the first of a new breed of ‘common man’ who would manage the British state” and became one of the great Foreign Secretaries.
His message, that the Conservatives will win if the electoral battle is on identity politics and culture wars, is correct.
The People’s Vote is bound up with New Labour and talk of a new party. This does nothing to help it among Tory MPs…and much to harm it among Labour ones.
The principle of democracy has served us well for a very long time. Signing it away would be a dreadful mistake.
The Prime Minister showed that on her home turf, in the Commons, she is still a very difficult woman to get out.
The governments of the 1930s illustrate how little a huge majority is worth if it isn’t married to a strong and imaginative policy programme.
It was not entirely clear at the time that it had created a new political structure that would last for generations – with the Conservatives as the leading party of the state.
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.
Reforming strike laws would give power back to ordinary, moderate union members.