The great documentary maker offers a delightfully brief and unportentous survey of British leaders from Wilson to Johnson
Plus: My interviews with the Conservative leadership candidates – and, no, I haven’t a clue who will win.
A new life is unable to bring the former Foreign Secretary into focus, and does not explain why he hated the Conservative Party.
“As frictionless trade as possible” is not a good enough rallying cry to restore the Prime Minister’s authority.
He made grotesque errors of taste and judgement – see “Rivers of Blood”. But even his critics admit that he was one of the great parliamentarians of the 20th century.
He has the potential to become a great Foreign Secretary, but will need to establish a reputation for trustworthiness.
My enthusiasm for opening up Parliament to the people is put to the test in a new BBC TV series.
Aladdin: Gloria de Piero. Widow Twanky: Chris Bryant. Abananzer: Peter Mandelson. Genie of the Lamp, Michael Gove. Princess Lotus Blossom: Gavin Williamson…