We inhabit an impoverished media landscape marked by outrageous soundbites and ahistorical canards, as much as regards the present as the past.
Badenoch called for more risk and less intervention, and described how the tide was turned against Stonewall.
While the free school programme did much to inject fresh ideas and investment into the school system, it is a source of great sadness that the Catholic Church in England has not been able to take part in this flagship policy.
Pakistan has long been one of our largest aid recipients, and between 2015 and 2019 Pakistan was the largest single recipient of direct British government-to-government bilateral aid. Yet its courts uphold forced marriages arranged by kidnapping.
A friend of Michael Gove and a former Liberal Democrats, he is bidding for the Daily Telegraph and is an investor in GB News, which he hopes to see at the centre of such an election, if it happens.
Anyone who wants to understand modern conservatism, and its debt to Christianity, should buy this book.
Above all, they shouldn’t become preoccupied with Woke to the exclusion of everything else. This is the trap that many Labour backbenchers and much of the Left is falling into.
Muhammad’s mercantile savvy showed up in a host of other pro-business provisions. The most consequential one was price deregulation, which helped launch Muslims on a dynamic economic trajectory, as it did Jews and Christians who copied them.
Tomorrow’s spectacle is better understood as poetry than in the severely rational terms of democratic theorists who accept no need for religion and ritual.
“But the pains which he endured, Alleluia! Our salvation have procured; Alleluia!” A very Happy Easter to all our readers.
“Our Shepherd is departed, the fount of living water,/At whose passing the sun was darkened…Today the gates of death…as well our Saviour has destroyed.”
“There was darkness over the earth…and about the ninth hour Jesus cried aloud: ‘My God why hast thou forsaken me?’ ”
On Good Friday, we should recall that whatever is thriving in the Church is ignored in the media, and should heed Dr Johnson’s example.
“Where charity and love are, there God is. Love of Christ has gathered us into one. Let us rejoice in Him and be glad.”
Many voters want moral seriousness, most politicians have difficulty finding the language needed to provide it, but the present Prime Minister thinks he may be able to.