It is a litany of uncomfortable and inconvenient truths. Obsessing over these does little to spur progress.
Posts Tagged: Sir Winston Churchill
His biggest strength now is that to a mass of people who don’t follow politics he is a Given, A Fact – like Thatcher, Blair or the weather.
David Lidington: There’s no alternative to our American alliance. But we also need a new strategic relationship with our European allies.
A lot can be done through NATO structures like the Northern Group that brings together its members and partner countries.
Mark Francois: Tempting though it may be to stage one, Johnson should avoid a Love Actually moment with Biden
European defence budgets only go so far, and ultimately we need the Anglo-American link.
We should take pride in seven decades of refugee protection, and it is a principle we must uphold in the future too.
Bob Seely: The case against planning revolutionaries – and their flawed assumptions about how to get housing done
I would like to reply, again, to Henry Hill – as part of our debate on the best way to build in Britain.
I’ll always passionately support the side – but both it and the FA risk alienating the majority of decent football fans.
Gavin Williamson: Skills, jobs and freedom. My priorities for this week’s Queen’s Speech – and the year ahead.
Our new Lifelong Loan Entitlement will give everyone the equivalent of four years of post-18 education to use over their lifetime.
Shrey Srivastava: Why young people should reject the folly of modern monetary theory. Along with everyone else.
Once inflation arises, reversing course is difficult. Businesses shut down or relocate, unemployment soars and we enter an economic contraction.
Emily Carver: So the European Super League has collapsed. But either way, it’s none of the Government’s business.
The lesson of this drama is that fans must make their voices heard, rather than Ministers threaten knee-jerk legislation.
Lewis Feilder: UK laws haven’t been strong enough to protect memorials. But all of that is about to change.
The maximum sentence of imprisonment will now be ten years’ imprisonment, reflecting the severity of the nature of the crime.
Daniel Hannan: Laws must be general, equal and certain. And yes, that applies to lockdown gatherings too.
We cannot have a system where the rules are differently enforced depending on whether the public share the opinions of the people infracting them.
Jacob Rees-Mogg: Now we will have what the British people really wanted – tariff and quota-free trade with the EU
As of Churchill, so perhaps of Johnson: “it was the nation…that had the lion’s heart …I had the luck to be called upon to give the roar.”
Johnson should be praised for getting a deal at all – once again. But as matters stand, MPs won’t be able properly to consider it.
John Bald: Churchill was right. Exams should enable people to show what they can do. Not find out what they can’t.
Questions need to be set on every topic in each syllabus – with schools allowed to direct pupils to the parts of the paper they have covered.