My grandad was born and raised in Jamaica. He went on to fight for Britain in the Second World War. He’s the reason I’m here today.
Posts Tagged: Second World War
By happy chance, it coincided with the State Opening of the new Parliament, elected in July, which was ‘restored to something of its pristine splendour’.
Virginia Crosbie: The UK is a beacon of hope across the world. We cannot let Coronavirus divide our family of nations.
With VJ Day approaching, we should never lose our pride in our shared military history and of our contribution to the vanquishing of tyranny.
James Frayne: Churchill – and why the conservative movement would win a culture war. But it would be unpleasant and divisive.
Voters will support a balanced narrative about Britain’s past in our schools, but they will want children to feel mostly pride in our past.
His, Williamson’s and Johnson’s intent to rebalance higher and further education reflects their Red Wall-focused vision – but will it happen?
Iain Dale: “Winston Churchill gave voice to the nation’s courage and Vera Lynn gave voice to its heart”
Plus: If only the Remainers had behaved like Rashford. And: the lesson I draw from Twitter – “Immer mit der Ruhe”
Richard Holden: Labour must work with new Red Wall Tory MPs for the common good – or it will be swept aside
Shotley Bridge hospital was mentioned in Parliament three times in ten years by my predecessors; and as often by me in the last six months.
WATCH: “Advance Britannia! Long live the cause of freedom!” Churchill address the nation on the first VE Day.
“Yesterday morning, at 2.41am…General Jodl and Grand Admiral Donitz signed the act of unconditional surrender.”
WATCH: The Prime Minister. “We owe everything we most value to the generation that won the Second World War.”
“We celebrate their achievement. We remember their sacrifice. And we take pride in being their compatriots.”
Alistair Lexden: On this day, May 8, 75 years ago. Churchill’s VE Day statement in the Lords Chamber.
The great Parliamentarian then spoke to his colleagues from the heart. “Some Members wept,” Channon noted.
As we approach the 75th Anniversary this week, please spare a thought for those who gave so much to protect our freedoms.
Danny Kruger: The charities package and real conservatism. Our focus is on neither the individual nor the state, but on what’s between them.
The Treasury’s decision is a vital moment in the battle against coronavirus and in the emerging consensus about the country we want to be in future.
Luke Evans: It feels here that this week is the lull coming before the storm that you hope will never arrive
I’m acutely aware that in our rural communities, where we are a few weeks behind major cities, knowing someone in hospital is more rare.
David Gauke: The virus – and my journey from serving as Lord Chancellor to volunteering to stack shelves
Plus: Treasury and Work & Pensions lessons. Greenlighters v the rest. Remembering Attlee’s surplus. And: the key question now is “how”, not “what”.
Iain Dale: If the Second World War had been fought in the days of 24 hour news channels, we’d have lost
Plus: My video tour of my bookshelves and why I won’t indulge editors. Three times in the last few days I’ve said no to them.