Never before had British and Irish representatives put their names to a formal agreement of this kind as complete equals.
Let’s send a time-limited cadre of shock troops in ermine to ride to Martin Callanan’s rescue in the Upper House – and crush the Remainers.
Bonar Law’s words in 1922 apply to the present leader: “The party elects a leader, and that leader chooses the policy, and if the party does not like it, they have to get another leader.”
Lloyd George introduced a non-contributory system – unlike the contributions-based proposal from Chamberlain – and its legacy endures today.
It was not entirely clear at the time that it had created a new political structure that would last for generations – with the Conservatives as the leading party of the state.
David Cameron’s successor will be pro-Leave – which will have profound implications for the future of the Party
Later today, we launch the Homes for Heroes Foundation. It aims to ensure that Britain has the finest housing package for returning armed forces of any country in the world.
Nearly every observer expected the same result – a Conservative win with a reduced majority. This as found to be in error when the votes were counted.
What would the result have been of a 1914/15 poll – in a Britain that sometimes seemed to be on the verge of civil war?
Would the Conservatives survive an EU In/Out Referendum in one piece?
Labour could not break down Cameron’s defence, and ignored past crooks in Downing Street.
Photo-opportunities with Angelina Jolie are no substitute for military preparedness.