I was delighted to see your appointment. I confess to slight bias, given that you retweeted an article of mine calling for an end to ring-fencing of the foreign aid budget.
The authors of a new book trace the enduring influence of American Puritanism, and explain how the President appeals to it.
There is a refusal to provide the necessary dredging on animal welfare grounds. But millions of small mammals, insects, and invertebrates, are being drowned in the resulting floods.
Amid the posturing about trade, the fact that Britain no longer has a voice in the EU has gone largely unremarked. N Piers Ludlow (LSE) warns that alienating European allies by talking tough risks harming the UK’s soft power and long-term interests. At the heart of Edward Heath’s speech winding up the so-called ‘Great Debate’ … Continued
The former Speaker’s autobiography is a disappointment. He writes as he talks – and after a time this becomes wearisome.
Her told a meeting in 1994 that “it has recently been said that the option of leaving the Community [is] ‘unthinkable’. I believe this attitude is rather simplistic.”
This site would scrap the scheme. But sunk political costs as well as economic ones are likely to keep this Cameron modernisation legacy project chugging on and on.
Over the last five years in terms of outcomes, the free democratic world has seen more than its fair share of results where the exercise of that democracy has confounded the pollsters and shocked and belied the conventional wisdom of the Establishment. And has divided countries because that possibility lies at the heart of democracy […]
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Cleaning up the state won’t be a quick and easy task. But if Boris Johnson doesn’t grasp the nettle, it will certainly come back to sting.
Plus: Open regional Tory offices but don’t take CCHQ out of London. The coming IR35 disaster. And: where will you be on January 31?
Why is the Party so mistrustful of Tory intellectuals? We mourn the passing of our former contributor.
Giving a boost to Family Hubs would show a genuine commitment to bolstering the social fabric which binds local communities together.
And so it was that the cause of Remain, fronted by Cameron and George Osborne, lost out to that of Leave, led by…Boris Johnson and Michael Gove.
Not being white remains the number one demographic predictor of not voting Tory.
In government under Cameron, Francis Maude and his SpAds helped to make a difference. Time to call in Baroness Finn to hold a review.
To view Britain in such a way is to see a useless picture of the nation. Most people are Just About Managing. And they are our new voters.
One has to pinch oneself to remember that as recently as last July May was Prime Minister, Hammond Chancellor of the Exchequer and Gauke Lord Chancellor.
In this new political battle, the greatest tension will not be left v right or even fiscal
doves v economic hawks. It will be a battle between creativity and convention.
Don’t expect Downing Street to bother too much about what MPs or the media think as it prepares to shake up government.
It was not an auspicious start for Nigel Farage this autumn when he announced that he would stand Brexit Party candidates in every single seat, despite ostensibly being on the same side as Boris Johnson. As Lib Dems, Greens and Plaid Cymru boasted of a ‘Remain Alliance’, sending warning currents around constituencies in the South […]
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The choice is clear in a general election which will define the future of our country and its place in the world for decades to come. I implore every single person to vote Conservative – and to those moderates in the Labour Party who respect the democratic process, I ask only that they do the […]
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“I have voted Labour all my life, but not this time.” I have lost count of the number of times people have said that to me this week. I am campaigning hard in one of the top marginal seats in this election – Crewe and Nantwich. There were just 48 votes in it last time […]
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Ministers could eventually argue that in their view science suggests that fracking can be be done safely.
Following the fallout from Brexit Party candidates standing down in Tory-held seats, some opponents of Boris Johnson continue to portray him as a “Johnny-come-lately” to the Brexit cause. Frequent news articles purport to claim Boris only came round to his belief in exiting the EU at the eleventh hour, specifically on 21st February 2016 when […]
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We say again that there is a danger of Conservative expectations getting ahead of the electoral facts.
During the 2015 election campaign in Barrow and Furness, I was asked my views on the EU at a hustings in Ulverston. I described myself then as ‘mildly-eurosceptic’ and expressed hope that the then Prime Minister would be able to reform the EU from within. But David Cameron’s negotiation was a disappointment, especially after hopes […]
Seldon’s latest book, composed in only six months, will at best be a quarry on which future historians can draw.
In the early hours of 24th June 2016 I sent a message to David Cameron, urging him to stay on as Prime Minister. Shortly after that he stepped out into Downing Street and announced that he was standing down. He made the right call. Ever since that moment, we have seen a massive rear-guard action […]
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CCHQ itself is also a victim of what it has helped to create. Here’s a way forward that should be acceptable to all.
The Brexit Party’s announcement that it will not stand in the 317 seats the Conservatives won at the 2017 General Election is a notable development – but not quite the game-changer some make it out to be. The risk remains of a “pro-Leave split” allowing Labour to cling on to Brexit-leaning seats such as Halifax […]
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