Welcome to the latest episode of Never Mind The Bar Charts, in which Stephen Tall and I discuss the two latest recruits to the Liberal Democrat Parliamentary Party, as well as lessons from Winston Churchill on when to hold a politician’s past against them. … Read the full post »
As well as being Prime Minister during the Second World War, heading up the Conservative Party, earlier in his career Winston Churchill was a Liberal Cabinet minister (and hence my post Winston Churchill – Liberal or Tory?).
Read all my posts about Winston Churchill below.
If you were to ask me which politician of the 20th century was least likely to have delivered Good Morning leaflets, I think Attlee would have been near the top of the list. … Read the full post »
A quick history quiz for the weekend: only five recent Prime Ministers have not subsequently taken a seat in the House of Lords. Who are the six? … Read the full post »
Simple question: which MP once triggered a point of order in the House of Commons for attempting to vote in their pyjamas? … Read the full post »
There had been no Parliamentary register of electors compiled by the normal method since 1929… … Read the full post »
Conservative peer Lord Ashcroft has now polled 38 Liberal Democrat held constituencies (counting Portsmouth South as Lib Dem held although its MP is now sitting as an independent) … Read the full post »
Worth watching if only for the great quote from Winston Churchill. … Read the full post »
The Liberal Democrats will borrow less than Labour, but we’ll cut less than the Tories. We’ll finish the job, but we’ll finish it in a way that is fair. … Read the full post »
It’s the easy, soft option. Civil servants blame ministers and ministers blame civil servants. It’s not unknown for one to praise the other (as Lynne Featherstone did recently) but of course neither group is perfect, leaving plenty of material for the mutual buck passing when people wonder why government often seems to run so poorly. … Read the full post »
CJ Sansom’s novel ponders what if Winston Churchill had not become British Prime Minister in 1940? His appointment turned on a small number of face to face conversations involving a handful of people, which makes for a great jumping off point for an alternative history. … Read the full post »