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Of all the advanced industrial democracies, in the great majority of countries moderate conservatives either lead the government or the opposition.
In this feature, we look at some of the most memorable podcasts of the last few weeks.
Welsh ministers get soft-soaped while UK Government ministers face the full rigors of the national media
Some of those loudest in denouncing a young Downing Street adviser, seem unaware of the views of their intellectual heroes.
There are now 15 independents, plus the Change UK factions and a smattering of pro-Brexit rebel Labour MPs.
He was sacked from a Government post in its wake, and part of it was misrepresented by the interviewer. Now hear it for yourself.
The row over his sacking is a sign of a Party pulled in different directions by the way politics works – and by culture wars. Now a new competitor is knocking at the door.
James Kanagasooriam’s recent analysis is powerful, but the suggested solutions are less sure. Simply offering what younger voters want won’t work.
His sacking is more evidence, were it needed, of the tensions that tear at the Tory coalition – and threaten to render it unsustainable.
Corbyn is intensely vague on the topic – and is doing his very best to remain so.
Plus: Brexodus, what Brexodus. The Gay Hussar improves. James Cleverly impresses. And: join Liam Halligan, Ayesha Hazarika and I on CNN Talk.
Ethically and politically, defending freedom on campus is the right thing to do.
His reforms will cripple his MPs and are a posthumous triumph for Tony Benn’s belief in extra-Parliamentary action.
Conservative values underpin what it can achieve – whether in apprenticeships, manufacturing exports, jobs or contributions to good causes.
His achievements as a journalist, historian, and broadcaster were immense. He should be read by all those seeking to challenge the wrongful dogmatisms of the “progressive” Left.