This article was originally published on the anniversary of the former President’s election. We re-issue it today as news comes of his death.
Posts Tagged: Ronald Reagan
It is madness to think that our leaders aren’t entitled to go on holiday and gain a bit of perspective.
James Frayne: The most effective case against nationalisation is the one that neither MPs nor businesses want to use
The injection of the truth that it would mean politicians in charge of services is enough to make most people see sense.
One take on the President is that behind the flamboyant tweeting is a conventional actor, who knows full well that jaw tweet jaw is better than war tweet war.
Basically, we need to undercut the world. We can do so if we slash red tape and tax. Within a very short period there would be a pronounced Laffer Effect.
George Freeman: We need a new Chairman and team at CCHQ to lead a radical programme of Conservative renewal
Let’s have Policy Board outside of the constraints of the Government machine – and a commission on what Britain should look like post-Brexit.
The American President got elected by infuriating the liberals, but is incapable of governing by the same means.
Iain Dale: I never thought I’d compare an American President to a North Korean dictator. But here I go.
Plus: UKIP goes nuts. And: Chapman’s tweets might lead you to believe that he’s taken some sort of personality-changing drug.
It backed nationalisation in the ’40s. It opposed Thatcher’s economic policy in the ’80s. It supported the Euro in the ’90s. And now it wants Single Market membership.
“German intelligence has warned that the Kremlin seeks to influence this year’s elections.” Fallon’s speech on Russia: full text
“We hope that it abides by the Minsk agreements, curbs the reckless military activity, and ditches the misinformation.”
WATCH: “With President Putin, my advice is to ‘engage but beware’.” May’s speech to the Republicans.
“We should not jeopardise the freedoms…brought to Eastern Europe by accepting his claim that it is now in his sphere of influence.”
Downing Street may have briefed in advance that there’s no real comparison. But she will clearly play on it for all it’s worth.
“NATO – the cornerstone of the West’s defence”. The Prime Minister’s speech to the Republican Party Congress: full text
“Let us renew the relationship that can lead the world towards the promise of freedom and prosperity marked out by those ordinary citizens 240 years ago.”
She waited for a phone call when Trump won his election. And she watched as he puffed Farage. But he seems to have decided that he needs her.
Andrew Allison: Grayling must find his inner Reagan – and smash the rail strike that is holding commuters to ransom
If those striking drivers and guards don’t want to sign new contracts, that is their decision, and if they don’t, they must be shown the door.