ConservativeHome’s snapshot retrospective on the shortest premiership in British political history – one year on and day by day.
Britain missed its chance to harness her oil and gas wealth as Norway did – but we have another valuable asset portfolio, with a record of long-termist management, close at hand.
The King should seek to build the Commons up rather than consider it an embarrassment.
The right to protest does not confer protection on any activity or tactic with political motivations. The majority have the right to enjoy national occasions in peace.
Even in countries where voters would prefer a republic, it is a long way down their list of priorities.
As two thirds of people in Britain agreed, the monarchy might seem a strange system in this day and age, but it works.
Blair said that he wanted Britain “to be a young country again”. It wasn’t one then and isn’t one now. There is a fittingness in King Charles being the oldest monarch ever to take our throne.
Trudeau aims to create “the first postnational state” where, in his own words “there is no core identity, no mainstream in Canada”, but only a list of vague shared values and shared public services everyone pays their taxes towards.
The Order of St Patrick also has no business being dormant so long as Northern Ireland remains part of the United Kingdom.
In government, Labor have so far confined themselves to gestures such as banishing His Majesty from the banknotes whilst relegating a referendum to a second-term issue.
Princess Anne, and the King’s brothers, Princes Andrew and Edward, and Princes William and Harry, follow Queen Elizabeth II’s coffin.
For almost a century, Labour has been a solidly monarchist party – and Labour Prime Ministers have often enjoyed better relations with the sovereign than their Tory equivalents.
Not everyone understands the appeal of monarchy. It falls to those of us who do to make the case for it.
Monarchies provide a far better check on the ambitions of power-hungry politicians than republics do.
Party, media and online dynamics create incentives to reinforce the ‘them and us’ perspectives of one 40 per cent coalition or another. Reaching out for common ground can be risky.