Mandela was slowly purified into one of the great icons of the human imagination: the man who is not defeated by suffering, but triumphs over it.
His moral authority and credibility helped to make the transition from apartheid miraculously free of much feared and forecast violence and bloodshed.
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Bright red, hollering himself hoarse, the Shadow Chancellor made a spectacle of himself today.
Addressing productivity levels requires long term policies such as those announced by George Osborne in the Autumn Statement.
To spare you from wading through the OBR’s latest ‘Economic and Fiscal Outlook’, here are five graphs that sum up its key forecasts.
There is no evidence that his recent controversy-plagued speech has made the slightest difference to his popularity with activists.
The Chancellor should make it plain today that high government spending and taxes threaten our prosperity. Here’s my three-stage plan for recovery.
The story that really matters is not ‘East versus West’ but ‘East versus East”
I want to see Government legislate for a 30 day non-negotiable statutory limit on payment terms between large cap companies and small enterprises.
A walk along the ground floor of the Science Museum in London is an astonishing journey in time. One moment you stand at the dawn of the Industrial Revolution, looking at the earliest steam locomotives, then, before you know it, you’re in the Space Age, looking at the technologies that flew us to the Moon. […]
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John Major, William Hague, Michael Howard, David Cameron – all promised to win over new converts, all ended up preaching to the choir. And still no sign of the promised land: an outright majority.
The Prime Minister might delicately suggest to his hosts that the China-driven increase in East Asian tensions is not conducive to good business relations.