Under this scheme, the ’22 Executive would change the rules, Truss would go – and a high threshold would be set to ensure only a single nomination.
“She managed to maintain this extraordinary familiarity with her people… without for one moment surrendering the mystique of monarchy,” he says.
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.
A structural weakness in her campaign is that she is telling party members what they want to hear – rather than preparing them for the hard times that Britain faces.
Since at least 2008, he has been striving to ‘Make Russia Great Again’ through the old Tsarist gambit of ‘strategic depth.’
It seldom occurs to this author that the best way to deal with fashionable absurdities is to laugh at them, and trust in the public’s common sense.
The recent drive, apparently coordinated between Paris and Berlin, to push Ukraine for a compromise settlement must be resisted.
And yet I can’t help yearning for proof that Britain still has it in her, and for a Prime Minister willing to make tough but necessary choices.
Who is enjoying his discomfort? Labour, the LibDems, Macron, Rejoiners, woke academics – everyone, in short, who wants to see Brexit Britain fail.
It seems everyone agrees that the time is right to finally get rid of this legislation.
Never before had British and Irish representatives put their names to a formal agreement of this kind as complete equals.
It is a litany of uncomfortable and inconvenient truths. Obsessing over these does little to spur progress.
His biggest strength now is that to a mass of people who don’t follow politics he is a Given, A Fact – like Thatcher, Blair or the weather.
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.