There are three main factors at work – genetics, plus cultural and social factors. And it’s not possible at present to disentangle the mix.
Plus: Farage and my evenings. Edinburgh and my show. Notre Dame, fire, Macron – and recovery? And: Javid’s emotional intelligence.
Plus: What anti-Muslim prejudice? I know of a Tory branch that moved their meeting from a pub in an attempt to make a Muslim member feel more comfortable.
We doubt that such institutional bias exists. But we would say that, wouldn’t we? Fortunately, Sayeeda Warsi has hit on a solution.
The Business Secretary’s spiteful blocking of a handful of valuable contracts to strike a pose on Israel is a poor reflection both on him and his department.
A mixture of regretful nostalgia for what is lost, and sunny optimism for what is to come lies at the heart of every Tory.
The Conservative Party has a serious problem among ethnic minority voters – but the Baroness doesn’t have the right solutions.
Plus: Hague, Hammond and the handling of Warsi. Able Joyce Anelay. Overlooked Rob Wilson. And: Ed Miliband – great company. I like him.
The Prime Minister must resist growing pressure to soften or abandon his backing for a nation which deserves our support.
It’s a notable example of the passive-aggressive art of resignation.
I would be amazed if she didn’t ask herself, long before her promotion to Party Chairman: “Am I only here as the token Muslim woman?”
Four principles for the shift when it comes.
The Senior Minister of State says that the Government has more to do over postal votes.
The budget, farewell to Tony Benn, Warsi causes trouble, and more…
Her “Eton Mess” headline is redolent of the Blairite’s “Rocking the Boat” brooch stunt.