Andrew Willshire

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Wednesday, 27 May 2020

Why should the PM fire Cummings if he believes he did no wrong?

In 1843, the historian Thomas Babington Macauley wrote “We know no spectacle so ridiculous as the British public in one …

By Andrew Willshire

Wednesday, 16 October 2019

Scotland must choose - remain in the UK for good or join the EU

Glory be – the SNP conference was held earlier this week (suggested slogan: “Putting the ‘Jings’ into Jingoism”). That grinding …

By Andrew Willshire

Tuesday, 10 September 2019

What if Dominic Cummings is right?

It is fair to say that last week was not Boris Johnson’s finest hour. He lost his first three votes …

By Andrew Willshire

Tuesday, 13 August 2019

The rush to go green has compromised the UK's electricity supply

The blackout experienced by more than a million people across the UK on Friday was notable by the fact that …

By Andrew Willshire

Friday, 13 July 2018

Tory party members should not be allowed to pick the next Prime Minister

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By Andrew Willshire

Tuesday, 10 October 2017

Forget about defending capitalism, defend liberty

Try if you can to forget Theresa May’s speech in Manchester last week. It might even have been worse if …

By Andrew Willshire

Wednesday, 2 August 2017

The BBC has a very specific purpose - and it shouldn't forget it

The row over BBC pay has at last died down to the point where it is no longer the lead …

By Andrew Willshire

Tuesday, 11 July 2017

How the Tories can win over a new generation

When the 6th Duke of Westminster was asked what advice he’d give to young entrepreneurs, he replied: “Make sure they …

By Andrew Willshire

Friday, 30 June 2017

We are living with the consequences of Tony Blair's constitutional vandalism

The legacy of Tony Blair is a many-splendored thing, as any passing Labour MP will doubtless tell you, assuming they …

By Andrew Willshire