There’s an obvious precedent for the sorts of pro-growth policies that Truss is offering: that of Ronald Reagan and his supply-side revolution.
He will have believed he had no need to define himself more clearly when his poll ratings were high. So now other people are doing it for him.
We must get both borrowing and debt down so that, faced with a future pandemic, war or crisis, we can properly respond.
He believed Conservatism is not a political system, but “a way of looking at civic social order.”
His critics generally ignore the nation as it is, and keep their eyes fixed on the nation as it ought to be.
A lot can be done through NATO structures like the Northern Group that brings together its members and partner countries.
European defence budgets only go so far, and ultimately we need the Anglo-American link.
The current social conflicts in the US are actually a strength, a sign of a society that is constantly striving to better itself.
For over half a century he championed American conservatism, and helped develop the movement’s organisational skills.
The United States has little choice but to recognise that vaccination is the only way out of this Covid-19 nightmare.
Johnson declined to look in the slightest bit abashed, and instead offered, as an inspiring example, the recapture of the Falkland Islands.
The fundamental premise of Trumpism, namely that globalisation is bad for ordinary people, is false.
In that sense, his speech could easily have been given by a much more fitting figure for the Ditchley Foundation: Tony Blair.