“Cutting taxes is not easy,” the Chancellor said with a sigh. It is, however, easier than putting them up.
He says “our history is the history of freedom”, which includes the freedom to rebel when you think the Government is getting it wrong.
We should take pride in seven decades of refugee protection, and it is a principle we must uphold in the future too.
Her told a meeting in 1994 that “it has recently been said that the option of leaving the Community [is] ‘unthinkable’. I believe this attitude is rather simplistic.”
From Wilson to Major, and from general elections to devolution referendums, the beautiful game has played an important role for decades.
Plus: That customs Cabinet committee meeting – and luck & chance in politics. How Zephaniah has fallen. Javid v Khan. And: my local elections overnight marathon.
The appointment of a new chief constable who was criticised over his investigation into Edward Heath is seen as the latest saga to afflict a “broken force”.
Doing so would be a concrete and welcome improvement to the lives of millions of people.
The Prime Minister needs to be more self confident with the media.
It’s a day to think of the people who dreamed of it and the people who dreaded it alike. And to embrace the renewal of our democracy.
And the worst example? Blair and Brown in their second term.
Plus: Making polite chat with Ted Heath. Musing on Boris Johnson’s future. Alan Clark on crack. And: My mucker Chuka.