A senior Ukip figure has written a history book in which he says Winston Churchill admired Adolf Hitler and Joseph Stalin, Poland “goaded” Nazi Germany into the 1939 invasion, and the recent child abuse scandal within the Catholic Church is “statistically negligible”. … 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.
How does social media help anti-government protesters? How does it help the governments resisting them? I was part of a discussion on this topic on the BBC. … Read the full post »
The Freakonomics podcast is always worth a listen, but one of this month’s episodes – about copyright law – is particularly good. And particularly relevant to British ears… … Read the full post »
There are still a few days left to see the exhibition of Cecil Beaton’s photography at the Imperial War Museum. … Read the full post »
Was Liberalism Winston Churchill’s true political ideology? Or should we judge his position from his re-ratting in 1924 and his long association and later leadership of the Conservatives? … Read the full post »
All three main parties made manifesto commitments to reform the House of Lords, and between them they obtained more than 90 per cent of the vote in the general election. … Read the full post »
“The longer you can look back, the further you can look forward”. So said Winston Churchill, explaining the practical application of history to forecasting. … Read the full post »
Christian Wolmar’s expertise lies in the railways rather than military history and he is refreshingly frank about the limitations of his knowledge of the latter. … 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 »
Liberal Democrat conference has been a lot about what won’t happen or isn’t the case. Much less so about what the party is for. … Read the full post »