While Blair, Brown and Cameron scuttled off indecorously after leaving Number 10, she remains in the Commons and tries to hold Johnson to account.
As soon as the emphasis shifts from surviving the pandemic to reviving the economy, he will become a key figure.
The present election will turn on whether MPs and activists put national popularity before ideological soundness.
At the heart of May’s operation, this staunch Conservative is now mulling potential ways to a second referendum with Labour MPs.
Those who voted against same-sex marriage were more likely to support Leadsom than those who voted for the legislation, whilst the opposite was true for Gove.
Maastricht made it clear that the EU was leaving the UK, preferring to become a superstate. We could never agree to such a project.
Charged with managing Whitehall, trouble-shooting, clocking Sturgeon, and preparing government for Brexit, his workload would make lesser mortals crumble.
Immigration control, more jobs, new homes – and the “big, open and comprehensive offer” that this Government can make to voters in its first hundred days.
A Daily Politics profile – how he wrestled with the Bosnian question and has “only minor regret” at never having been Conservative leader.
Politics is “a noble calling”. And in praise of Abraham Lincoln, Edmund Burke and Louis Armstrong.
The question for you in this Open Letter is whether you will continue, develop and deepen that Conservative pledge to put human rights at the heart of foreign policy.
Lord Hurd was re-elected MP for Mid Oxfordshire at the 1979 general election and appointed a Foreign Office minister in Margaret Thatcher's first government. Jim Callaghan was not a bad Prime Minister but by May 1979 his Government had run out of steam. By the time of my own election count in the Langdale Hall […]