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The constant mistake of the pro-Brussels Establishment has been to assume that voters – especially Leave voters – are thick.
“I was devoted to Michael, his coat was so long and glossy.”
Osborne must hope Labour moderates hold the thin red line in town halls or he may, like Thatcher, be forced to centralise.
“Now it’s time for a new chapter to open.”
Thatcherism has spread around the world causing global poverty to plummet.
The author addresses a publication party for his second volune, ‘Everything She Wants’, thrown by the Centre for Policy Studies.
Continuing to serve would demonstrate commitment to public service as a vocation, and allow future Governments to draw on his expertise and experience.
A Daily Politics profile – how he wrestled with the Bosnian question and has “only minor regret” at never having been Conservative leader.
Couldn’t Book at Bedtime choose one of the 99,999 other novels or short stories that won’t fuel the wish-fulfilment of the empathetically stunted?
Plus: Anti-smoking nannies. A part in Salmond’s downfall. Labour’s anti-UKIP plan (lack of). Thatcher tribute. And: Shapps doesn’t chose chaps.
The Clacton MP may have a part to play in a long-term reconciliation between the Conservatives and the realist element of UKIP.
The North East is growing and innovating – only a Conservative government next year will allow that to continue.
Michael Gove’s sacking – or betrayal, perhaps – has many parallels with Thatcher’s. His supporters must resist the urge to repeat her mistakes.
We must embrace an active enterprising state, reformed and reforming, that can help drive an enterprise nation forward.