All British prime ministers, however, humble they appear on the surface, keep at least half an eye on their likely place in the history books. No 10 Downing Street’s current occupant has never even attempted to be humble, so is obviously no exception. Having lusted after the job for so many years, Alexander Boris DePfeffel Johnson wants to make his mark as an exceptionally memorable head of the British government. Indeed, the job of prime minister is essentially not unlike … Read more
As we champion the Union, we need to recognise that each nation is having a subtly different conversation with itself about its future.
With the general election a month away, how are the parties targeting voters on Facebook with messages about Brexit? Tristan Hotham (University of Bath) explains how A/B testing is being used to identify the most effective campaign themes. Political parties using Facebook ads have a powerful capacity to hone their messages. Unlike in the past – where expensive and hard-to-organise […]
Hobsbawm’s account of history at the Cold War’s end makes for stark reading now in 2019 – our world being the one that this old one birthed. American hegemony is not secured, economics is no less clear and international relations have melted from their bi-polar “Communist/Capitalist” freeze. The European Community, originally created in the 1950s because of the mutual fear of communist overrun in the minds of US technocrats and Western European elites, made its effective declaration of independence from … Read more
Another Brexit deadline passed us by at the end of last month, such was the inevitable result of a Remain-dominated Parliament. However, there is nothing inevitable about the future of our Parliament or the future of our country. Now opportunity is once again in the hands of the people of Britain as we prepare for […]
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Over the last few days I’ve been giving a few talks explaining why we should treat the polls with caution. If you look only at the latest polls then the outcome of the election appears fairly certain. Ever since a majority of MPs voted to hold the election the incumbent Conservative Party has averaged 38%, […]
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The start of the debate on the Queen’s Speech showed how the general election will be fought.
We can avoid the mistakes of the past by locating a new factory for electric car batteries in the regional home of vehicle manufacturing.
The vehement Prime Minister of last week today transformed himself into a master of the soft word that turneth away wrath.
In comments given to ConservativeHome after the incident he said “The police have not contacted me at all” but that he “apologise[s] unreservedly”.
Both leaders are firing up their bases and seeking out all-or-nothing confrontations with their political enemies.
He cannot quite bring himself to say that he regrets the referendum that brought him down.
Allow me first to trace the steps we have taken toward self-destruction. We have a Conservative Party that, quite alone, quite brutally, coldly, deliberately created the crisis we are brought to; for it is the Conservative Party that has been in power …
The Conservative Party could become the natural home for the urban working class if it revived these towns, David Skelton argues in his new book.
She also repeats Amber Rudd’s assertion that the Government is no longer actively pursuing a deal.
The Foreign Secretary makes the case for the Prime Minister’s controversial decision to remove the whip from MPs who rebelled on Benn.
“Mr Speaker I am not standing at the next election, and I am thus approaching the end of 37 years service to this House.”
The former Party Chairman and Chief Whip says the only way to save moderate conservatism is to get Brexit through.
Their real aim is to overturn the referendum result, wreck Brexit and destroy the Government we actually have.
The idea that one side or the other has a monopoly of truth is rightly abhorrent to him.