We are in danger of losing sight of the simple truth which has been a favoured phrase of Tory politicians through the ages: borrowing today is simply taxation deferred.
It’s a portrait of two types of marriage: Geoffrey and Elspeth’s on-going one of 62 years, and Geoffrey and Margaret’s political union of 18.
Metropolitan liberals, social conservatives, free marketers, old-fashioned patriots. The first is the ascendancy. But all must have their place.
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.
The Iron Curtain crumbled in Eastern Europe. De Klerk took power in South Africa. The birth of the internet loomed…and the beginning of the end loomed for Mrs Thatcher.
Don’t get me wrong, Thatcher was a great Prime Minister. But, as my memoirs show, she sure lacked a sense of humour.
Plus: The shuffle I want. Brown flops. Why on earth do Conservative Governments pour millions into Liverpool? And: In memory of Andy Wilson.
Yesterday evening the House of Lords defeated attempts to grant the British people a referendum on the EU Treaty. Published below are extracts from the contributions that Tory peers made to the debate. Lord Howe of Aberavon argues that the 1975 referendum damaged Britain’s standing in Europe: "Although it went the right way, having the […]
Lord Howell of Guildford: "The truth is that the international scene has metamorphosed into an amazing new network of states, and it is time for new platforms and coalitions. The idea of the EU as a bloc with a single foreign policy, whether intended to confront America or for any other purpose, is—to put it […]