David Miliband, Nicky Morgan and Nick Clegg are urging from the sidelines a breach of faith with the British people on Brexit.
Posts Tagged: Roy Jenkins
Lewis Baston: Forty years ago, another Tory conference. It saw that famous Hague speech. And the arrival of Reg Prentice…
The former Labour MP’s defection, and the later split within that party, has not yet found in a parallel in our own turbulent times.
Churchill saw a century ago that the existing party machines will always prove the stronger, and UKIP and the SDP have confirmed this.
My guess is that he would have argued that this is a matter for Parliament, with no need to resort to the judiciary.
Peter Cuthbertson: There was no alternative to Thatcherism – even the SDP would have wrecked our country
It was crucial not just to defy the far left – but also the moderate left and the establishment.
The case for Gove. His candidature is the one best placed not only to ensure that Britian quits the EU but that social mobility is boosted.
This is a simple question of where and how our national interest is best pursued.
Thatcher’s biographer captures the extreme precariousness of her position even as she confounded the Left and scored some of her greatest triumphs.
Plus: Loud sounds from Tom Watson. Pig noises from Craig Oliver. And: Come and hear me make a fool of myself in Manchester on Sunday.
Plus: Labour – Alastair Campbell v Labour failure. Tories – Dale v Massow? Labour again: Watson V Flint V Eagle V…. And: Roy Jenkins’s sex life. P.S: I’m getting married.
Interview: Ken Clarke – “The Greeks have made it impossible, unless they come up with some brilliant solution, to stay in the Euro.”
“The Cameroons” are wrong to view Tony Blair as “the Master”. It was “a pity” to move Michael Gove, and the EU referendum will not heal Tory divisions on Europe.
“So you don’t arrive at a decision because you’re a barrister and therefore you favour the bar or because you’re a solicitor and therefore you favour the solicitors’ firms.”
From Reggie to Dessie: Do we MPs eat and drink too much, fail to get enough exercise and fantasise about sex?
You, Dessie, are fighting fit with all that swimming in the Serpentine, bike riding and tennis. Soames and I admire you from the lounge bar.
Demagogic attacks by UKIP and the SNP on the Conservatives and Labour are inspired by an unacknowledged and unrealistic egalitarianism.
Churchill, Mosley, Powell, Prentice, Owen, Berkeley, Taverne…There are the awkward men of principle. Those whose parties have changed radically. And the lost souls.