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.
Macmillan’s efforts succeeded because Churchill backed him fully. The Communities Secretary is not in the same happy position with May.
We will be an ally, not a member, of the United States of Europe.
Is he a Salisbury or a Baldwin, a Disraeli or a Thatcher?
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?
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.
But the Conservatives need fundamental change.