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A day out with the new Deputy Chairman of the Conservative Party, former miner, Labour councillor and admirer of Benn, Scargill and Skinner.
The great documentary maker offers a delightfully brief and unportentous survey of British leaders from Wilson to Johnson
Voters at this week’s by-election in Old Bexley and Sidcup are angry with the Prime Minister, but do not appear to have settled on anyone better.
Thoughtful, polite and Left-of-Centre, he was the Eurosceptic whom federalists found it hardest to dislike.
The first piece in a ConHome mini-series this week on industrial strategy after the pandemic.
Dale’s new volume of brief lives of all 55 Prime Ministers since 1721 brings only some of them to life.
If the Daily Telegraph catches a whiff of threatened tax rises, it will offer pretty robust coverage.
It’s a contest between Sunderland and Newcastle. But even if Labour does badly in early results, how much will that tell us?
Over the past few decades our constitution has been so corroded that the likes of Powell, Benn, Crossman, and Foot would struggle to recognise it.
The idea that self-government might matter to Johnson or Gove more than, say, party loyalty leaves him genuinely nonplussed.
The present election will turn on whether MPs and activists put national popularity before ideological soundness.
Amidst verbal and actual violence, it is tempting to seek to shut down, say, Farage or Lammy altogether. But politics without anger would be impossible – and undesirable.
The calling-in of a planning application to open a coalmine at Whitehaven suggests prioritising green optics over Northern livelihoods.