His columns from The Times are informed by his experience of what works, and more importantly, what doesn’t work.
Posts Tagged: Shakespeare
Our rich cultural heritage is essential to the beating heart of this country, and must not be forgotten through Coronavirus.
Why the Cabinet Office will be in the dock for Covid failures when the inquiry comes. As will Sedwill.
The Treasury has been welded at the top to Number Ten. Now there’s a push to do more of the same to the Office.
People cannot simply be viewed as consumers or producers – there are other dimensions to policy, including the stewardship of the countryside.
It is a reversion to the old tribal idea: this people good, that people bad. It challenges the notion that we are all individuals, responsible for our own behaviour.
How the half a century-long Conservative civil war over Europe was won last week in a single day. By the Brexiteers.
One has to pinch oneself to remember that as recently as last July May was Prime Minister, Hammond Chancellor of the Exchequer and Gauke Lord Chancellor.
Raab trod gingerly in Heseltine’s footsteps, while the Leader of the House presented the Shakespearean drama of politics.
He is a man of Negative Capability, who cannot be understood by those with a fact-checking mentality, and he admires Trump.
Interview. Johnson says that every member of his Cabinet must sign up to Britain leaving the EU on 31st October – deal or no deal
The front runner on extension, Scotland, that Islamophobia inquiry, wrestling naked with Hunt – and taking a Trollope to bed in Downing Street.
A fact amidst the rumours. The Prime Minister is failing to persuade most rebel Conservative MPs to switch and support her deal.
We count four so far from our list of 109 who have changed their minds – and all of them were only “probables”.
Daniel Hannan: That Brexit film works as drama. But it doesn’t as history. I should know. I was there.
The real flaw in Graham’s film was the implication that Vote Leave won by turning the European question into something else.
There are at least four big obstacles to any plan to crown him leader. And there’s no sign that he has endorsed it, anyway.
Daniel Hannan: Identity politics. It becomes impossible to avoid giving offence, because the offended keep changing the rules.
In an atmosphere when anyone can close down the conversation by saying “I feel uncomfortable”, rational discussion becomes impossible.
We are being nudged towards Norway Minus rather than Canada Plus Plus Plus almost without anyone noticing.
The underlying motive for this tradition, though now often dressed up in quasi-medical language, is as much aesthetic as sanitary.