Politics

‘In 2019, as Britain faces the prospect of its first truly radical left-wing government, Conservatives are nowhere near frightened enough. If they were, they would defend the checks the British constitution and European law place on power ’

‘If the Brexit Party is strong enough to help unseat Johnson in Uxbridge, then it will do the same to other Tories, meaning a hung Parliament’

‘There is nothing comfortable or comforting about modern British history’

‘Among large sections of the middle class, the belief in British good fortune and British good sense has vanished. Politically, I cannot see where their anger goes’

‘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’

‘Virtually everyone I know is engaged in arguments about whether it is worth staying with either main party’

‘A general election this autumn is unlikely, but if it were to happen it would smash both Labour and the Conservatives’

‘What is the basis for Owen Jones’s claim that the Tories are trying to rig the next election?’

‘Theresa May is committed to implementing Brexit, believing that any reversal of this policy would destroy the Conservative Party once and for all’