The Somerset MP strongly supports Theresa May, denies anti-Etonian prejudice in public life, and says a Catholic could perfectly well be PM.
A lot on Brexit; not much elsewhere. The lack of a majority leaves the Prime Minister exposed – whatever may happen with the DUP.
The only way to make it will be to hold a small number of made-for-TV events that help tell a story that voters in provincial England will respond to.
What a farce it would be if, in attempting to secure Brexit, we booted out one of the institutions that makes us exceptional.
What’s the basis for this popular call to bar the President from Britain? That his “well-documented misogyny and vulgarity” would “cause embarrassment to Her Majesty”.
Nadhim Zahawi tells us that the President’s words and deeds will cause serious damage to the anti-ISIS struggle.
Plus: Off I go to Washington for the inauguration. Time to strip Southern of its franchise. And: what happened when I had breakfast with Andrew Pierce.
As any crossword fan knows, that letter (or, ok, more usually her full monogram) represents the Queen. Here’s why it seems a topical signifier.
Her Majesty and the Duke of Edinburgh make their way down the Mall.
“It’s too complex. I just can’t understand the issue. With a referendum I think it needs to be something really quite simple, like in Ireland when they had gay marriage.”
Her Majesty presents the Government’s programme.
“The Queen has shown us all that we can confidently embrace the future without compromising the things that are important.”
Her role is not merely ceremonial: she helps make tyranny impossible.
The Mayor of London will not admit it, but he is likely to vote to remain in the European Union.
She is “above and beyond” politics, and that is key to her popularity, he argues.