I had thought that Harold Macmillan really did say “Events, dear boy, events” when asked what was most likely to knock governments off course. Now, however, I know better. … Read the full post »
Read about the 19th century Conservative leader and Prime Minister, Benjamin Disraeli.
At one key stage the Great Reform Bill was passed by a majority of just one. What would have happened if the Bill had instead been defeated at that stage? … Read the full post »
Conservative MP Greg Knight has made a mini-cottage industry out of collections of political insults, wit and invective, of which the new Dishonourable Insults is the fifth. … Read the full post »
What did Disraeli really mean when he said “England does not love coalitions” on 15 December 1852? … Read the full post »
BBC4 is showing a new film, Gladstone & Disraeli: Clash of the Titans, on Tuesday, 3rd March, 8pm. … Read the full post »