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.”
Posts Tagged: Sir John Major
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.
The Opposition are hoping that everybody will have forgotten about it by 2022.
There is a big political prize to be had for the Conservative Party to improving the rights of millions of property owners and bringing them up to equality
As we wrote last month, we hoped to get at least 750 replies. So 1379 is what John Major would call “very satisfactory”.
42 per cent and no majority 2) The Party must make the case for conservatism to a new generation of voters. It hasn’t for too long.
As time passes, a decreasing slice of the electorate has any experience at all of old-fashioned socialism. And the argument that it doesn’t work cuts little ice.
An under-informed London media is allowing the province to be cruelly misrepresented. Ulster voices are the only antidote.
She cannot be a stationary establishment figure when faced with the restless mood of the voting public. She must move forwards – or we risk a 1997-style wipeout.
Peter Lilley: That £350 million figure. The EU’s negotiating position shows it to be less of an exaggeration than has been claimed.
It makes spending commitments which exceed the amounts it budgets to spend. Those escalating commitments…will approach E250 billion by the time we leave.
The uncomfortable question is this: has the push for expansion altered the nature of these institutions? If not, why do they tolerate jaw-dropping illiberality?