‘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’

‘Talk of bringing down the government is growing among Tory MPs alarmed by the prospect of a soft Brexit’

‘While Theresa May has shown herself in the best light in her response to Russian aggressions, Corbyn has demonstrated his greatest weakness’