The universally hawkish attitude of British elites rests on shaky assumptions about the progress of the war and America’s priorities.
The Scottish Secretary, understated in his public utterances, “often makes the wittiest interjections in Cabinet discussions”.
Sophy Ridge presses the Housing Secretary on the former Prime Minister’s relationship with the chairman of the BBC.
The friendliness and expertise of the IfG’s staff, and worthiness of its aims, should not obscure its desire to place the fate of ministers in the hands of mandarins.
But Sunak too wished to show the world he is not as other men, and in particular that today’s controversies occurred when Johnson was PM.
In the geo-political battle of ideas, between an open, liberal vision of government and society, and a more authoritarian template, the continent, overwhelmingly, is in the right column.
Some will take the view that someone’s tax bill is their own private business. This is hard to maintain when the person concerned is Chancellor of the Exchequer.
Germany has come closer to managing it – but take a look at the bill: an average of £71 billion between 1990 and 2014. That’s a little more than the £2 billion Sunak was sharing out yesterday.
Should conservative parties pursue liberal-minded centrist support or compete against far-Right populists for working-class voters?
With Britain’s credibility in Kyiv unparalleled, we are best-placed to raise the question of how this war might end, with an eye to Russia’s stability and re-integration into the international system.
The billionaires get the significance of Space – and regard their activities as some eccentric self-indulgence is to fail to grasp what they are really up to.
Like Margaret Thatcher, he does not regard the preservation of the status quo as either morally acceptable or practically possible:
From renationalisation of the energy and train companies to a bonfire of environmental and employment regulations, taking back control from Brussels has opened a new range of possibilities that were previously off the menu.
The PM demonstrated his capacity for counter-attack, and neither Starmer nor Flynn managed to disconcert him.
I urge conservatives from all backgrounds not to not be cowed by the Twitter-warriors and the Left’s outrage mob, to support each other and speak up when necessary and most of all to follow the evidence. We have everything to fight for.