The ideal is all the more necessary in a polity in which a plurality of just 30-something percent can win you virtually untrammelled power.
Posts Tagged: Stanley Baldwin
But Samantha Cameron and Marina Wheeler have proved less forthcoming than Rachel Johnson and Sarah Vine.
Is he a Salisbury or a Baldwin, a Disraeli or a Thatcher?
Today is the tenth anniversary of his election as Conservative leader – the most electorally successful one in modern times bar Thatcher.
Lewis Baston: How a centrist Tory leader won a landslide victory over left-wing Labour – 80 years ago tomorrow
Nearly every observer expected the same result – a Conservative win with a reduced majority. This as found to be in error when the votes were counted.
As Labour’s conference opens, we can’t afford to lose our radical edge.
Commentators who think Elizabeth II has not done much to preserve the monarchy tend not to have imagined what another monarch might have been like.
It is now clear that Baldwin (and Chamberlain after him) steadily rebuilt Britain’s armed strength in a determined and prudent manner after 1934.
In 2005, the party still only had 17 women MPs. Ten years on, it is 68. The Universities are taking note.
David Cameron looked admirably chastened. Michael Gove behaved like an octogenarian who is taking great care to avoid nasty accidents.
The two battered main parties would do well to speak honestly about the challenges and costs we face.