If the Treasury gets its way, the Chancellor will score a big victory. But Ministers should watch for Labour stealing their thunder over taper rates.
Posts Tagged: Sir John Major
While Prime Minister, he channelled National Lottery money into sport, thereby avoiding a repetition of Britain’s humiliation at the 1996 Games.
I really worry when so many in our party and in the media think that is all over for the centre-left.
This comedian who came out as a Conservative also explains why Labour, by espousing vengeful moral certainties, has lost the working class.
Labour’s Tory sleaze accusations look hypocritical, and – even more interestingly – aren’t landing any blows
The party has its own history of politicians with close links to business.
Sarah Ingham: Greensill. Not so much “What does Jeremy think?” as “What on earth was Jeremy thinking?”
The rush towards Something Must Be Done should be paused. How about having a fresh look at ethics and values, as well as the concept of trust?
The former Prime Minister suggests that the Prince of Wales and the Duke of Cambridge will be at the forefont of change.
All three PMs did about as well as anyone could in the circumstances, and all three, so far as one can see, are doomed.
Robert Halfon: 30 years ago, Major defied foreign policy orthodoxies, saved thousands of Kurdish lives – and set us an example
Britons can be very proud that he quickly answered the calls of the Kurds at the moment of their righteous rebellion and intense suffering.
Cardwell is loyal to May and Brokenshire, but does not tell us much about the Prime Minister’s people
This account of three and a half years as a special adviser confirms how trivial and transitory the role can be.
Furthermore, increasing global tensions make improving our defence capabilities essential.
Iain Dale: Cameron – blamed by Remainers, scorned by Leavers. But in many ways, he changed the country for good.
Plus: Publishing diaries – do you keep in all the salacious details, or take some out to avoid upsetting people? Sasha Swire takes route one.
Daniel Hannan: Voters tend to get some things wrong, but the big things right. So it is with this Brexit Bill.
In a shrewd and largely instinctive way, they have sussed that Britain faces an ill-disposed negotiating partner making unreasonable demands.
An important point to consider is whether or not respect for the way all law works has declined.
His columns from The Times are informed by his experience of what works, and more importantly, what doesn’t work.