Simon Heffer is a journalist, author and political commentator, who has worked for long stretches at the Daily Telegraph and the Daily Mail. He has written biographies of Thomas Carlyle, Ralph Vaughan Williams and Enoch Powell, and reviews and writes on politics for the New Statesman.
Why the Liberal Party of Asquith and Lloyd George should be the inspiration for the new Independent Group.
Her appalling conduct of the negotiations prove she is unequal to the task of leading the country and there is no obvious purpose served by her staying in No 10.
Suggesting an open-ended period of transition was almost like writing the first paragraph of a letter of resignation.
The Corbyn experience provides a living example of the plight of a party whose MPs despise their leader.
Behind the picture-postcard side of Essex is a history of non-conformism.
Amateurish attempts to trick Tory activists has damaged her, and her party’s prospects, dramatically.
Nearly 180 years ago Thomas Carlyle’s Chartism asked the “condition of England question”. A pessimist and authoritarian, Carlyle also understood that when disconnected elites rule only in their own interests, radical change will follow. The vote for Brexit taught David Cameron this painful lesson.
There are plenty available to replace her: Michael Gove, Sajid Javid, Boris Johnson, Cameroon dark horse Jeremy Hunt and grass roots’ favourite Jacob Rees-Mogg.
The Home Secretary is disengaged, with a lack of drive and an inability to grasp a real political problem.
Brexit points a dagger at the Conservatives that only a leader of above May’s ability can deflect