The issues in health crises are always about procurement and logistics, says the former Prime Minister.
In general, the nineties were an optimistic decade. People could read Francis Fukayama’s The Last Man and the End of History and nod along, or watch Friends and Richard Curtis films without vomiting. Bill Clinton’s smug face was plastered across American TV screens and Tony Blair was beginning his rise to power. Throughout the decade, […]
We lost Putney, but gained loads of poorer seats in the north and midlands. That’s highlighted the tensions.
The latter will make much of the Government’s Constitution, Democracy & Rights Commission – promised in the Conservative Manifesto.
How the Conservatives are winning and Labour losing the working class – a pattern that the latter’s leadership candidates are set to repeat.
His message, that the Conservatives will win if the electoral battle is on identity politics and culture wars, is correct.
My answer would be “maybe, provided the spending or tax cuts significantly improved our growth potential.”
Would the Government have the bottle for planning, childcare and police overhauls – and will Downing Street sign up to this plan anyway?
The political has been captured by the legal. Decisions of an executive, legislative and democratic nature have been assumed by our courts.
The Prime Minister pledged to defend those who defended us. I believe him.
The Prime Minister has shown a moderation of which his critics did not believe him capable.
In 2016, workers voted to leave the EU. Three and a half years later, they confirmed that decision by voting Tory. And they were right to do so. Labour lost, heavily; it was foiled by both its strategy and its tactics. A general election called before Brexit was delivered was bound to be a Brexit […]
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We argue that the civil service requires significant reform if it is to rise to the challenges facing our society and maximise the opportunities of Brexit.
When Lord Kerr whistled, voters turned the Nelsonian equivalent of a deaf ear. When they whistled in turn, they and he were dragged helplessly along by the command of a democratic vote.
Meanwhile Corbyn behaved like a grumpy adolescent.
The scale of his domestic ambitions and the legacy of the Iraq War suggest that his ambitions will be limited – for the moment at least.
People, not policies, win elections, and last week’s general election in the UK was no different. Boris Johnson’s clear message won over the British electorate, allowing him to win a majority at Westminster. With this majority comes cause for celebration on both sides of the Irish Sea. This was evident from Taoiseach Leo Varadkar’s coast-to-coast […]
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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.
His big win marks the end of the EU Ascendancy and the beginning of a new era: that of Britain as a sovereign nation.
Most voters will have what to them are more pressing reasons to reject Corbyn than anti-semitism. But none expose more fully why he must be stopped.
“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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The tax burden isn’t a full measure of the size of the state. But it’s arguably the pre-eminent factor and certainly that which most concerns the TaxPayers’ Alliance.
In 1997 all the main parties promised a referendum on whether Britain should join the euro, but eventually Labour ruled out membership. Anti-euro campaigners went on to hone their arguments in the 2016 referendum. Stuart Smedley (King’s College London) suggests that this may have been a missed opportunity for the government to tackle Eurosceptic narratives. … Continued
The upcoming general election may well turn out to be a de facto second referendum on Brexit. Here is an overview of the different scenarios that are possible and how the EU is likely to position itself in each case: The first scenario, which is taken by most as the base case, is for the […]
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In the longer term, the aim of the hard left is to increase the size of the ethnic community so as to cement left-wing power.
Character assassination displaces comprehension, and so damages those who engage in it.
Only yesterday, Andrew Gimson reported for this site that the party’s Deputy Leader was in deep trouble in his West Bromwich constituency.
The continuous delaying of Brexit – by an alliance of Remainers comprising MPs from across the party spectrum, CBI economists, leftist commentators and foreign interventionists – may well be justifiably considered as the most despicable scandal of the post-War era; but it should definitely not surprise. Ever since David Cameron announced the ‘once in a […]
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It is as if it had become a vehicle to help Blair redeem his reputation and popularity, lost after the Iraq War.