Our deputy editor talks to Michael Portillo about the proposed purchase of the Daily Telegraph and Spectator by a financial alliance linked to the government of Abu Dhabi.
In his youth he was mocked for being weird, but in middle age he upholds conventional wisdom.
It’s starting to feel that this issue might also end up in the too-difficult box – and therefore that the sale might ultimately go through, regardless of what Lucy Frazer, the Culture Secretary, does in the immediate term.
The involvement of a fund linked to the Emirati government in a proposed purchase of the Spectator and Telegraph titles has sparked concern amongst Conservative MPs.
Slowly but surely, British people from all faiths and backgrounds are being confronted by a minority who hate the liberal democratic west of which their country is an integral part and to which it has contributed so much.
During the half century since the Yom Kippur war took place, conflict abroad has increasingly meant consequences here.
The effect of the train strikes on attendance, the trauma of recent years, and the change in the nature of the Tory Conference itself leave the question hanging.
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.
Both her friends and foes miss a main point of her premiership – that if governments don’t reduce spending when they cut tax, they risk spooking the markets. And crashing.
The joint One Nation Caucus and Tory Reform Group conference last weekend, following the recent National Conservative Conference, are pointers to the shape of a possible future.
Downing Street and CCHQ will be perturbed by the continuing run of men being selected in the safer constituencies.
Starmer pops up in the Daily Telegraph’s opinion section from time to time, and this won’t have gone unnoticed in Downing Street.
Such as: reductions for business, such capital allowances to promote investment. And reductions on earnings, such as cuts to National Insurance.
The approach set out under the REUL Bill risked becoming a parochial and backward-looking distraction. EU regulation should be considered in conjunction with domestic rules and curent economic and social trends.
As Graham Stringer, a Labour MP, told GB News: “I find effectively civil servants sacking a minister, which is what has happened, quietly disturbing because one of the great myths in our political life is that we have a non-political civil service”.