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Posts Tagged: William Hague
This article was originally published on the anniversary of the former President’s election. We re-issue it today as news comes of his death.
Plus: Crouch’s revenge. Islam’s departure. Brexit, May’s prospective deal and Labour’s internal agonies. And: Trumpety-Trump as the President claims victory.
The Party’s main problem isn’t having too many applicant members – it’s having too few present ones.
The task of choosing the final two runners must remain with MPs, who know them better than the members do.
His attack on the Brexiteers as Romantics runs the risk of dismissing the EU referendum as a fraud.
Any eventual review of drugs policy as a whole must focus on collective consequences rather than individual rights.
Alex Morton: Are you angry with the Lords? If so, don’t threaten to abolish or elect it. Here’s a better reform.
It should be able to amend proposed legislation only once – or propose laws itself once, with the Commons only needing to vote against these to block them.
Here are five priorities. Sort out the extremism mess. Get an immigration policy move-on. Beef up your Windrush review. Don’t mess with ID cards. Or identity politics. Oh, and P.S…
Baroness Helic and Chloe Dalton: The victims of sexual violence in war have no #MeToo hashtag to highlight their story
The UK could set a lead by announcing that it will dedicate a fixed or minimum percentage of the aid budget to fighting sexual and gender based violence.
Parliament’s job should be to hold the Prime Minister and Executive to account for what they have to do, rather than becoming a party to it.
P.S: Only one Tory Prime Minister in recent years was “taken down” by Tory MPs. Clue: it was neither Major nor Cameron.
During the Cold War being ‘strong on defence’ was a potent vote winner, and the money flowed accordingly.
Sending up the Left is not enough. But it’s certainly a start – and Tom Harwood is doing it effectively
His satire on the NUS is highly enjoyable, but as he himself recognises, the Conservatives are a long way from finding messages to reach younger voters.
Lewis Baston: Forty years ago, another Tory conference. It saw that famous Hague speech. And the arrival of Reg Prentice…
The former Labour MP’s defection, and the later split within that party, has not yet found in a parallel in our own turbulent times.