In both cases their opponents resort to character assassination and are left with no one against whom they can argue.
Posts Tagged: Tony Blair
The real risk of all this is that it gets praised – but is then quietly filed away. What needs to happen is a change of Foreign Office culture.
He is a man of Negative Capability, who cannot be understood by those with a fact-checking mentality, and he admires Trump.
Jason Aldiss: Conservatives can only win from the centre ground. Which means Hunt as leader – not a lurch to the right under Johnson.
If Brexit really must happen, then better to be frank about the impossibility of renegotiating the deal, or exiting without one.
Britain Beyond Brexit, a New Conservative Vision for a New Generation, is published today by the CPS.
Plus: Leadsom is a mensch. The Euro-elections may be a Conservative wipeout. And: my interview with Blair.
The then EU Budget Commissioner told me that giving control of this funding to national governments would make it subject to “democratic whim”.
Some MPs, such as Charlie Elphicke, have been pushing to bring it back not just to bring joy to passengers, but to help revitalise ports and other seaside towns.
With average household energy bills around £1000 a year, it would be a cut of about £50 per year per family.
“In the end, you can properly explore the arguments in a much more informed way than we were able in 2016.”
Jon Davis and John Rentoul’s new book contains valuable material, but cannot efface Iraq, or the former Prime Minister’s self-righteousness.
Esther McVey with the support of MPs from across the party is refreshing and renewing the project.
New Labour’s legacy is alive and well. When it trouble, don’t accept responsibility. Instead, blame someone else.
Profile: Nimble, eager to please, unembarrassable. The inconstant Gardiner, capable of demolishing Labour’s Brexit policy in seconds.
Tied to no faction, former Blair backer turned Corbyn supporter, the shadow Trade Secretary is a law unto himself.
“The risk of her deal is that we leave in circumstances whereby we don’t know what we’re getting.”