Plus: Treasury and Work & Pensions lessons. Greenlighters v the rest. Remembering Attlee’s surplus. And: the key question now is “how”, not “what”.
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.
The reason we will get away with it again, as we did in the banking crash, is that there is so much deflation around, inflation is not a problem.
“Winston Churchill is a bastard” – criticism, scrutiny and vulgar abuse are part of living in a free country.
One of the most dangerous sequences in politics goes like this. “Something must be done. Here’s something. Let’s do it.”
It is important that we celebrate the achievements embodied by this magnificent aircraft and honour those who defended our freedom and democracy.
If Britain joined in a moment of self-doubt, it voted out as a confident, self-assured, optimistic, outward-looking and independent nation state.
“Nearly half a million Britons died in World War Two fighting against the anti-semitism, anti-semitism and brutal racism of the nazis.”
It really is remarkable. Every self-reported measure of wellbeing has improved near continuously in the past eight years.
Middle class hostility to the working class and lower middle class is common, while working class and lower middle class hostility is practically non-existent.
What he detests is less liberalism than democracy, and the obstacle it poses to Russian foreign policy objectives.
If if you see a serviceman or woman today, or indeed a veteran young or old, and don’t know what to say – just a simple ‘thank you’ will do.
In so doing, he has the opportunity not only to deliver Brexit, serve his country – and make history.
Where was Khan’s outrage when human rights’ abusers, Mohammed bin Salman, or Xi Jinping, came to visit?
“When I attended the commemoration of the 60th anniversary, some thought it might be the last…but the wartime generation, my generation, is resilient.”