Just as they had with Joe Chamberlain before him, the Tory leadership wooed Lloyd George to fatally fracture the Liberal Party.
Posts Tagged: Stanley Baldwin
His understated, unpretentious, unexciting style of politics works well in the context of local government. Could it be transposed to Westminster?
A list of new Tory Reform Group patron MPs suggests that it is stronger in the Commons than it may look.
The work done in partnership with Baldwin, and by Chamberlain alone after 1937, gave Britain some of the best welfare services in the world.
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.”
Clearing up the last few pieces of formal political inequality has taken a century, but every step was taken under a Conservative or Coalition government.
May encourages Corbyn to take up primeministerial posturing.
His new thriller is readable, but lets the British Prime Minister and Establishment of 1938 off far too lightly.
She makes this case in her first publication, but is far too anxious never to cause anyone in the educational establishment any offence.
To help win a new generation of young voters, the Conservatives need a new Swinton College – or a modern equivalent
It was the brainchild of Rab Butler, set up to educate Tory members. 54,000 Conservative activists, agents and other students took courses.
The columnist Steve Richards examines the rise of the modern demagogues, and their eventual, inevitable failure.
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.
Lewis Baston: The awe-inspiring, smashing, astonishing, record-breaking Conservative and National landslide of 1931
The governments of the 1930s illustrate how little a huge majority is worth if it isn’t married to a strong and imaginative policy programme.
Gender, race and sexuality dominated the early phases of Tory modernisation. The Prime Minister is now scaling the most challenging peak: class.
Simon Tilbrook: I’m a lifelong Labour supporter and an arch-Remainer. Here’s why I’m voting Conservative.
Corbyn is unfitted to public office of any sort. All sensible Labour folk know it, but many cannot currently bring themselves to say it outright.