The “modernisers” think that people with clear principles are cranks. In five years, they may find themselves queuing for food at their local Red Star state supermarket.
The Prime Minister’s manifesto will have its flaws, but she has grasped the implications of Brexit more surely than any other senior politician.
In the last year he has lost much of his grassroots support and a powerful patron, leaving him without political armour.
It was crucial not just to defy the far left – but also the moderate left and the establishment.
The media never understood him, and was surprised both by his successes and his failures.
The institution’s present popularity is dependent on the Queen, and, surely, her likeableness is tied to her apoliticism.
Thatcherism has spread around the world causing global poverty to plummet.
Plus: Why Chilcot won’t change anybody’s mind. A deliberate snub from Downing Street. And: Why hasn’t the Daily Mail replaced James Chapman yet?
The Chancellor questions the author about “Everything She Wants”, the second volume of his biography of the three-times-victorious Prime Minister.
From Howe’s famous budget to the sacking of the Wets, a crucial few months proved to be deeply formative for Thatcher.
The fervent believer in the European project was also an early advocate of market economics. We send our commiserations to his widow and family.
We first published this piece after her funeral. Today, we re-issue it in honour of the Conservative win there last Thursday. Warm congratulations to Chris Green.
Playing up Nicola Sturgeon to undermine Ed Miliband is a tempting game to play – my enemy’s enemy is my friend – but it is ill-judged, and is playing with fire.
If he seriously wishes to reverse two decades of Conservative failure at the polls, he would do well to channel some of her resolve.
The author describes it as “a portrait of two types of marriage: Geoffrey and Elspeth’s on-going one of 62 years, and Geoffrey and Margaret’s political union of 18”.