Former PMs Gordon Brown, David Cameron and Theresa May reflect on the hospitality shown by the late Queen Elizabeth II when they were invited to stay at her Balmoral residence.
Former PM says he would have ‘practice’ audiences with Prince Charles while Queen Elizabeth II was on the throne.
Just as we find we were even more attached to Queen Elizabeth than we realised, so we find ourselves even more loyal to her successor than we expected.
“I join the whole nation in mourning, but also in commemoration of a most extraordinary reign and a most exceptional life.”
But there are truths in life – for example, that a stich in time saves nine, beggars can’t be choosers…and that you can’t spend more than your earn. His premiership ends with record spending and taxes.
The author compares politics to a game of snakes and ladders, but demonstrates that it is actually far harder than that.
What is less recognised is the way in which David Cameron’s Government decided, not without risk to the Conservatives’ electoral prospects in some key marginals, to withhold patronage and money from some Muslim organisations that, fitfully, had gained both under Labour.
Liz Truss, and to a lesser extent Rishi Sunak, have been reticent in making a case for the achievements of the period. Is that because there are so few?
Kuper says it would be best to stop Oxford and Cambridge teaching undergraduates, thereby removing “Oxbridge’s …distortion of British life.”
I called recently for the Cabinet to tell Johnson that the game is up, and Dowden’s resignation is the closest that any of them have got.
The Transport Secretary, an early backer of Johnson for the leadership, has become one of the Government’s most trusted media performers
We see evident now in the Tory Party, my party, a strange mix of complacency, entitlement, fear and exhaustion.
No Conservative leader has lost a challenge as Prime Minister, but neither have any survived their victories by as much as a year.
The subject has not yet been sufficiently studied, but there is clearly an affinity between the Hindu ethic and the spirit of conservatism.
The Environment Secretary, in charge of the seven-year transition from the Common Agricultural Policy, prefers to do good by stealth.