An American scholar shows how British Conservatives welcomed universal suffrage, while German Conservatives were terrified of it.
Posts Tagged: William Gladstone MP
He sees the referendum result as a “defining test” for Britain, and is charged with finding solutions to help meet the challenge.
Caroline Squire: Joe Chamberlain. Inspiration to Theresa May, founder of a dynasty – and my great-great-grandfather
It was the closeness of the family in Joe’s era that led critics to calling them ‘the clique’ – a toast that we still make today in their honour.
Plus: Whinging republicans. Useless Corbyn. McDonnell v McDonald’s. And: the imperishable wisdom of William Gladstone.
Lewis Baston: The Balfour Gambit failed altogether in 1906. But don’t rule out a future Prime Minister trying it again.
There may be a strange applicability for the future in the circumstances that led to the Liberals’ sweeping electoral triumph in 1906.
Lord Lexden: The extraordinary Lord Shaftesbury – a Conservative Christian warrior who hated his parents and despised democracy
Honoured today as a forerunner of social justice conservatism, the Tory battler against slavery was a more complex figure.
A review of “A Strange Romance” – Daisy Hay’s account of the marriage of Benjamin and Mary-Anne Disraeli.
Lord Flight: In Scotland, the Conservatives, Labour and the Liberals should merge into a single Unionist Party
And at Westminster these parties should agree that none of them will do deals with the SNP in order to secure Commons majorities.
Lewis Baston: When nationalists helped to pitch out a minority Conservative government. The general election of 1892.
Think of today’s two main parties led in 2015 by Nicholas Soames and Denis Healey and you are part of the way there.
Those which turn out to matter usually involve more than the man who undertakes them. Does the latest one really fall into this category?
Daniel Hannan MEP: As Bashir signs up to the Conservatives, don’t knock defectors – whichever party they join or leave
The parties these great men abandoned behaved in the same idiotic way that ours did over Mark Reckless, or that UKIP is now doing over their departed MEP.
The Mayor’s book about Britain’s great Prime Minister has the valuable effect of making us look again at this titanic figure – Churchill, that is.
The Clacton MP may have a part to play in a long-term reconciliation between the Conservatives and the realist element of UKIP.
This one-time “British Robespierre”, who then dedicated himself to preserving the United Kingdom, died a century ago today.
After 25 years and 16 consecutive defeats a by-election victory for the Conservatives while in Government