Dale’s new volume of brief lives of all 55 Prime Ministers since 1721 brings only some of them to life.
Posts Tagged: Robert Walpole
He sought to unite the nation in a moral mission, “a common endeavour”, and to leave Labour with nothing to say.
Progressive commentators and saloon-bar orators are wrong to condemn MPs for finding the national issue hard to settle.
Profile: Singapore, the city state mistakenly held out by Eurosceptics as an example for Britain to follow
Conservatives ought to know without being told that one cannot just take a glance round the world, see which culture one likes the look of, and graft it onto one’s own.
May’s Brexit deal helps to show that British politicians are more honourable and efficient than is claimed
There has been a tendency to suppose that because Britain’s power has declined in relative terms they must have become totally useless.
Profile: The Prime Minister, as revealed in the twelve qualities shared by successful holders of that office
The author of the newly-published Gimson’s Prime Ministers: Brief Lives from Walpole to May reflects on what holders of the office have in common – and don’t.
We need to rekindle l’esprit communautaire, on both sides of the channel. In Walpole’s famous phrase, “this dance can no longer go”.