Andrew Adonis’ new study of Prime Ministers since Churchill shows how difficult it is to reach an acceptable, and practical, European policy.
Posts Tagged: Sir John Major
Henry Newman: There’s still time for the UK to shape the Brexit negotiations – if the Government gets its act together
That means making overdue decisions, settling internal disputes, and no more campaigning by the Treasury to undermine Brexit policy.
A list of new Tory Reform Group patron MPs suggests that it is stronger in the Commons than it may look.
Change, optimism and hope are a step up from paralysis, despair and pessimism. But successful politicians don’t necessarily radiate uplift.
The DUP’s Westminster Leader says the Irish border issue is being exploited by people who want “to thwart leaving the EU if they can”.
How a unique combination of Heath and Powell saw the Tories swept to power from Sheffield to Lambeth.
Profile: The Prime Minister, as revealed in the twelve qualities shared by successful holders of that office
The author of the newly-published Gimson’s Prime Ministers: Brief Lives from Walpole to May reflects on what holders of the office have in common – and don’t.
He could have a future as a political commentator of unusual perceptiveness, who understands that everything is in flux.
Bonar Law’s words in 1922 apply to the present leader: “The party elects a leader, and that leader chooses the policy, and if the party does not like it, they have to get another leader.”
As 2017 draws to a close, the United Kingdom is in better shape than many of its supporters had dared to hope.
Michael Howard: Low-carbon wind is set to power Brexit Britain. The work that Thatcher, Major and I undertook is paying off.
What I saw when I attended the United Nations climate change summit recenty, 25 years on from when I went with Sir John to the Earth Summit
He never resolved his conflict between being brought up to repress his emotions and as a politician having to express them.
Giants of Fleet Street are making political errors which harm, not help, their cause.
But Major’s Back to Basics disaster shows how badly wrong the attempt to provide moral leadership can go.
Too many Conservative councils are being passive on this key challenge – while sitting on vast supplies of surplus land.