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Posts Tagged: Sir Winston Churchill
By happy chance, it coincided with the State Opening of the new Parliament, elected in July, which was ‘restored to something of its pristine splendour’.
Ed West: So far, 2020 has proved my most pessimistic expectations to be horribly true. How very satisfying.
There’s nothing better than being proven right, even if it’s to confirm your original prediction of doom-laden misery.
James Frayne: Churchill – and why the conservative movement would win a culture war. But it would be unpleasant and divisive.
Voters will support a balanced narrative about Britain’s past in our schools, but they will want children to feel mostly pride in our past.
As a general set of principles for the UK global aims, we would do well to turn for inspiration and leadership to Churchill and Roosevelt’s Atlantic Charter.
A year of Johnson as Prime Minister. As with Thatcher and Blair, his enemies can’t get the measure of him.
We’ve learned nothing at all about his outlook but quite a lot about his capacities during the last tumultuous twelve months.
Neil O’Brien: The New Puritans want to tear down our liberal settlement. Here’s what they think – and why they must be resisted.
Countries need a balance of self-criticism and self-confidence. People are often called on to act for a greater good. But if Britain is shameful, why bother?
Chris Skidmore: Churchill, Colston – and the new polling which shows that most of us are proud of our history. We need to study it more.
Those who don’t want to study or debate the past but tear it down should be strongly resisted.
As with Brexit, the fundamentals of the Tory position are much stronger than they may seem to be.
The blue share in the poll of polls hit 43 per cent on June 2 and hasn’t moved the best part of a month later.
Sunder Katwala: Race and age. To older Britons, the pace of progress seems swift. To younger ones, frustratingly slow.
The framing of “facts versus feelings” won’t work for the liberal right on race any better than it has for the liberal left on immigration.
Iain Dale: “Winston Churchill gave voice to the nation’s courage and Vera Lynn gave voice to its heart”
Plus: If only the Remainers had behaved like Rashford. And: the lesson I draw from Twitter – “Immer mit der Ruhe”
The ‘idiots’ who attacked statue of Churchill ‘deflect from the central message of Black Lives Matter’ campaign. he says.
“From here, I’m afraid, the journey is all too obvious. The only way to prevent this is to reverse the re-racialisation of our society.”
With their huge majority from last year, courage is expected of Ministers. For all our sakes, they must speak out.