The referendum transferred from MPs themselves the decision as to whether to remain in or leave the EU and – with it, to regain our freedom to make our own laws.
Its failures begins with the machinery of Government – the core civil service itself. This must be fixed.
Plus: Boles was right (first time round) on Gaza. The Dambusters raid anniversary. A Tory poll lead. Plus: a man and a woman will marry in Windsor on Saturday.
I have lost count of the number of times I have heard its demise confidently predicted or stridently recommended. Houdini-like, it has so far escaped this awaited fate.
Rather than allowing the greatest opportunity for each individual to excel, the educational establishment want to hold them back – in the interests of “levelling attainment”.
The work done in partnership with Baldwin, and by Chamberlain alone after 1937, gave Britain some of the best welfare services in the world.
Taxpayers’ money has sapped the independence, and the moral responsibility, of our great charities.
I finish by imploring you to consider the effect on our Brexit negotiations if we change negotiators half way through.
Right now, a whole host of things are said to be top infrastructure priorities. Yet, remarkably, housing is not among them. This needs to change.
He was a man of Empire – not a little Englander, but a Great Britainer. One might also say a Global Britainer, which returns one to Brexit.
We should prove our commitment to democracy and the individuated nature of nations by promising now to return what Lord Elgin looted.
We must follow the example of Beveridge, Butler and Willink.
Behind his languid exterior lay a man of unusual principle, to whom all Conservatives have cause to be grateful.
And those that never were, such as 1978, 1991 and 2007. Prime Ministers tend to make the opposite error to that of their predecessors.
What we are witnessing right now is one of those magnificent moments in British political history; a great Tory pivot.