And so it was that the cause of Remain, fronted by Cameron and George Osborne, lost out to that of Leave, led by…Boris Johnson and Michael Gove.
When Lord Kerr whistled, voters turned the Nelsonian equivalent of a deaf ear. When they whistled, he was dragged helplessly along by the command of a democratic vote.
Had he been on the Left, he would have been regarded as one of our towering public intellectuals. But he committed the ultimate sin: he was a Thatcherite.
By being so scornful, his critics have set a low bar for him. We are about to see whether he can astonish them by bounding over it.
The newspaper’s dismissal of “privileged pain” targets political opponents, not simply the rich.
Plus: Johnson, not a populist. Hunt’s beside manner. Lewis and his highly professional CCHQ team. And: the courage of 16 year old Ajay.
The investigation, after all, concerns the systematic rape of underage girls. The non-reaction to it says much about our culture and times.
My Harlow constituent described her life as having been served a “lifetime sentence” of psychological and emotional torment.
The first in a mini-series of three pieces on this site about anti-Muslim prejudice – and what the Government and Party should do about it.
He is perfectly entitled to crack down on leaks. But it’s worth bearing in mind that this one was scarcely unprecedented.
A Guardian author suggesting otherwise is wrong. The picture we get is of mostly stable land ownership.
The Home Secretary is afloat on a sargasso sea of returning jihadis, human rights laws, bewildering intelligence, gaps in the law – and a shrieking media.
“The people of Venezuela do not need the weasel words…from assorted Stalinists, Trotskyists, antisemites and members of Labour’s front bench.”
While white boys are being saved in Glasgow, a new era of lawlessness has become rationalised in London – and will continue until our leaders come to their senses.
Corbyn is intensely vague on the topic – and is doing his very best to remain so.