In his foreword to our new Policy Exchange paper, John Howard urges the Prime Minister to “seize the moment”.
Bill English, his successor, worked co-operatively with him and Wayne Eagleson. There’s a lesson here for Nick Timothy and Fiona Hill.
Plus: John Rees-Evans’s bizarrre views. May’s flourishing line in jokes. Trump’s chances of winning. And: let Article 50 be put to a vote in Parliament and let’s get on with it.
A combination of sudden measures to fix the economy, bad party management, poor timing, Senate opposition and the spill system have put Tony Abbott in danger.
In the wake of the murder of twenty children and six adults at a primary school in Newtown, Connecticut, Barack Obama has pledged to do something about gun control in America. Despite his deification by the centre-left, Obama doesn’t always deliver on his lofty promises. But if he is serious about this one, then he […]
By Tim MontgomerieFollow Tim on Twitter Oned of the greatest conservative leaders of our time – Australia's John Howard – has been appointed to the Order of Merit. Only 24 people are members of this Order at any one time and all are handpicked by the Queen. 'I'm very honoured,'' Mr Howard told the Sydney Herald. […]
ConservativeInternational has tended to focus on the scepticism about man-made climate change of Australia's new Liberal leader, Tony Abbott. But, for Josh Gordon in the Sydney Morning Herald, the most notable feature of Mr Abbott is his pursuit of the Oscar Wilde doctrine; ''the only thing worse than being talked about is not being talked […]
John Howard was Prime Minister of Australia between 1996 and 2007. He is in London as guest of the Legatum Institute. This week’s release of the Legatum Prosperity Index, a global assessment of wealth and well-being in 104 countries, provides a good occasion to assess government policy and the global economic crisis. As the Prosperity […]
The former Australian Prime Minister, John Howard, gave a lecture to the University of Melbourne’s Centre for Advanced Journalism this week about politics and the media. He covered a variety of themes, some of which will be of interest to a British audience: How the Daily Telegraph's coverage of MPs' expenses suggests that newspapers have […]