Politicalparties should proactively identify and nurture individuals with outstanding leadership potential, even if they don’t come from local backgrounds. Great leaders – like Winston Churchill – can effectively represent constituencies beyond their birthplaces.
Bevan’s cry that the Tories want to demolish the NHS was not heard on Friday when new private diagnostic centres were announced.
The Ukrainian President transformed the atmosphere at Westminster, uniting past British heroes with the present heroes fighting to evict his country’s invaders.
But it is hard to see how he can become leader again in this Parliament, in which so many of his own MPs refused to serve under him.
Mark Vickers writes in a sober, unsensational style, yet produces something surprising or even bizarre on almost every page.
He cannot now fulfil the great, unavoidable function of any Conservative leader, which is to unite the party. The wounds are too recent and too raw.
Pundits are scornful, and see “blue on blue” violence, when actually the Conservative Party is holding the necessary national argument.
In these days of her Platinum Jubilee, we give thanks both local and ceremonial for her faithful service to her people.
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.
Conservatives hope to make some progress in the City – by concentrating on the bread-and-butter issues that really matter to voters.
We continue our series, putting this year’s local elections under the magnifying glass to find changes and trends.
It is a litany of uncomfortable and inconvenient truths. Obsessing over these does little to spur progress.
“It takes the pressure off parts of the overheating South East while offering hope and opportunity to those areas that have felt left behind.”
Truss must ensure Britain remains a global leader in development, as well as in defence and diplomacy.