Her told a meeting in 1994 that “it has recently been said that the option of leaving the Community [is] ‘unthinkable’. I believe this attitude is rather simplistic.”
Parliament is struggling to retain senior figures. New peers should be chosen on their ability to raise the calibre of debate.
From Wilson to Major, and from general elections to devolution referendums, the beautiful game has played an important role for decades.
Plus: That customs Cabinet committee meeting – and luck & chance in politics. How Zephaniah has fallen. Javid v Khan. And: my local elections overnight marathon.
The appointment of a new chief constable who was criticised over his investigation into Edward Heath is seen as the latest saga to afflict a “broken force”.
Doing so would be a concrete and welcome improvement to the lives of millions of people.
The Prime Minister needs to be more self confident with the media.
The script for the new relationship with the EU must be written as much by those who valued it as by those who campaigned to leave it.
It’s a day to think of the people who dreamed of it and the people who dreaded it alike. And to embrace the renewal of our democracy.
And the worst example? Blair and Brown in their second term.
Plus: Making polite chat with Ted Heath. Musing on Boris Johnson’s future. Alan Clark on crack. And: My mucker Chuka.
Plus: Pipe down, John Mann. Pipe down, Justin Tomlinson. Why I love Paris. Why France hates Hollande. Teflon Theresa May. And: Why Labour doesn’t rate Miliband.
Plus: Boris’ big MP hurdle. Why Helmer is a disastrous by-election choice. Anonymous MEPs. And: No. 10’s cup of cold sick.
A review of James Graham’s play ‘Tory Boyz’, currently on at the Ambassadors Theatre in London.