Michael Mosbacher

Michael Mosbacher

‘Tony Blair’s decision to introduce PR for the 1999 European elections was the springboard for the rise of UKIP, and ultimately for the referendum’

The removal from public office of Britain’s best-known philosopher and perhaps the English-speaking world’s leading conservative thinker was particularly disquieting

“If May had not called her wholly unnecessary 2017 general election and thrown away the Conservative majority, the Brexit process would not now be in the dire state it is.”

The sickness of virtue-signalling is not confined to the woke Left, but has taken hold of our body politic as a whole

‘Will the Independent Group break the mould of British politics? The odds must be against it, but perhaps they are not as poor as they first look’

“What the years since the Brexit referendum have shown is what happens when political leaders are forced to implement a decision which they do not believe in and do not understand: they make a hash of it”

‘It is generally a bad idea for a magazine to spend too much time talking about itself. But this month is an exception.’

‘A Speaker with a strong political agenda is a dangerous creature under the Westminster model’

‘If we know one thing about Theresa May, it is that she always wants to carry on, however bad the outlook’

‘The real reason for former prime ministers not going to the Lords is their dislike of declaring how much they earn’