A new history of the magazine, which has just celebrated its 10,000th issue, relates how successive editors showed their “hatred of shams”.
Posts Tagged: William Rees-Mogg
Never before has so much material been assembled from such a wealth of sources about the Leader of the House.
This unusual leader still evokes passions in his Party even decades after his surprise election victory.
He made grotesque errors of taste and judgement – see “Rivers of Blood”. But even his critics admit that he was one of the great parliamentarians of the 20th century.
John Deben: Weak leadership, catastrophic decisions. The appeasement of reactionaries over Brexit has betrayed Heath’s legacy
He wouldn’t have let Cash and Fox, Johnson and Rees-Mogg seize the agenda. He would have fought Farage’s populism as he fought that of Powell.
Interview: “Well, it’s very flattering. But I’m not taking it seriously.” Rees-Mogg says he won’t stand for the Conservative leadership
The Somerset MP strongly supports Theresa May, denies anti-Etonian prejudice in public life, and says a Catholic could perfectly well be PM.
Lewis Baston: How Edward Heath won the first Conservative leadership election, 50 years ago this month
He defeated the favourite, Reggie Maudling. And ever since, when offered a choice, the Tories have gone with the less familiar face among the main candidates.