After tributes to the Queen, Cameron added one to Harman, and displayed a positively Blairite command of the moral high ground.
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The Queen is about to overtake Victoria and become our longest-serving monarch, yet we understand very little about the allure of the monarchy.
David Cameron looked admirably chastened. Michael Gove behaved like an octogenarian who is taking great care to avoid nasty accidents.
Plus: Making polite chat with Ted Heath. Musing on Boris Johnson’s future. Alan Clark on crack. And: My mucker Chuka.
Demagogic attacks by UKIP and the SNP on the Conservatives and Labour are inspired by an unacknowledged and unrealistic egalitarianism.
The Prime Minister’s conversation with Michael Bloomberg was picked up, without him realising, by Sky microphones.
“I’m not sure it’s always of great benefit to her, but it’s always of great benefit to me.”
Also: Race equality campaigner quits Scottish Labour over ‘nepotistic’ candidate selection; and co-founder claims NI21 should be ‘put down’.
Armed with theories and formulae that aren’t accessible to outsiders, the economics profession has gained a privileged position in the policy making process
The Queen joined them, and laid a wreath in memory of the fallen.
Iain Dale: My Queen’s Speech. The Liberal Democrats (Abolition of) Bill. The 40p tax threshold up. The Joanna Lumley (Listed status) Bill…
And: Plastic bags. Britain’s arch-nemesis. Norman Tebbit, my hero. Norman Baker, not my hero. Plus: Lutfur Rahman isn’t brave enough to come on my programme.
We had the text up on the site earlier. Now for the video.
Thankfully, a House of Lords spokesman has since confirmed that the boy is fine.
Is it proof of a Zombie Government? Or is there life in the Coalition yet?
Iain Dale: Sarah Wollaston wants to know what others would have done about Nigel Evans. Here’s my answer.
Plus: Nigel and the whips. Why Peter Oborne believes that I am Nostradamus. Lord Steel must have heard the Cyril Smith rumours. And: Two Thatchers & Two Queens.