In his new book,Richard Ritchie tells the story of the Progress Trust, an influential group of Tory backbenchers set up during the Second World War.
The Prime Minister lacks panache, but it takes guts to keep going. Leadership requires the fortitude to cope with being weak.
It is madness to think that our leaders aren’t entitled to go on holiday and gain a bit of perspective.
Not in the sense that he will be shot by his own side, but in his calculation that the best approach is to gain “the freedom to win freedom”.
The former Justice Minister writes an open letter to a young activist, urging her to reconsider her defection to the Liberal Democrats.
Just as they had with Joe Chamberlain before him, the Tory leadership wooed Lloyd George to fatally fracture the Liberal Party.
It’s one thing to acknowledge the fact that all human beings are nuanced and flawed. It’s quite another to censor our past.
The author of the newly-published Gimson’s Prime Ministers: Brief Lives from Walpole to May reflects on what holders of the office have in common – and don’t.
Yet the role of the Tories, under Churchill’s leadership, in the development of the NHS is today entirely forgotten, and so is his Health Minister’s contribution.
Let’s have Policy Board outside of the constraints of the Government machine – and a commission on what Britain should look like post-Brexit.
Behind his languid exterior lay a man of unusual principle, to whom all Conservatives have cause to be grateful.
The columnist Steve Richards examines the rise of the modern demagogues, and their eventual, inevitable failure.
As a former Eurosceptic turned Remainer, I have adjusted to the new reality. Others – pro- or anti-EU – should do the same.
Ricardo’s theory of comparative advantage is 200 years old, but still often misunderstood.
Her refusal to gossip with journalists makes her serious.