This account of three and a half years as a special adviser confirms how trivial and transitory the role can be.
Plus: The train of communism stalls but the train of conservatism stutters. And: Tackling Burning Injustices does not mean taxing milkshakes.
Change, optimism and hope are a step up from paralysis, despair and pessimism. But successful politicians don’t necessarily radiate uplift.
Hammond is no chilly technocrat – but a warm and genial technocrat.
The case for Bercow as a great reformer tends to be obscured by his astonishingly bad manners.
Quentin Letts is the Parliamentary sketchwriter of the Daily Mail Sterner editorial discipline may not be easily imposed on a sprawling organisation, yet this is essential if the BBC is to retain political support. It will fall into line if the Director-General re-states quickly – with some early coups de main – a morality about […]