His capacity to win some of his severest critics round, and persuade them of his “greatness of soul”, helps explain his success.
How is the new Department for International Trade getting on?
Trump’s antics are a threat to the stability and peace of Europe.
The media never understood him, and was surprised both by his successes and his failures.
In a Daily Telegraph piece on the eve of poll, Margaret Thatcher argued for Europe, putting co-operation ahead of trade.
The early training that David Cameron and his team received in the Conservative Research Department proved decisive.
Plus: Making polite chat with Ted Heath. Musing on Boris Johnson’s future. Alan Clark on crack. And: My mucker Chuka.
The Iron Curtain crumbled in Eastern Europe. De Klerk took power in South Africa. The birth of the internet loomed…and the beginning of the end loomed for Mrs Thatcher.
As the Chancellor prepares to deliver his Mansion House speech, here are the people who have stood by him ever since 2005
By Paul GoodmanFollow Paul on Twitter. Margaret Thatcher summons Clark to appoint him Minister for Trade: "She said someone (I wonder who ) had said that I would be unacceptable to, e.g., the Nigerians because of (conveyed but not said) my remarks about Bongo-Bongo land. 'But of course you will be perfectly acceptable, won't you? […]