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.


Liberal landslide: the 1906 election

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 »


No wonder we’re so often governed badly

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 »