David Lidington

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Sunday, 13 September 2020

Think again, uphold international law

Any sovereign state has the power to resile from its international treaty commitments. Whether it is right or wise to …

By David Lidington



Monday, 4 May 2020

Coronavirus: is it High Noon for the High Street?

We’re all familiar with the scene in so many westerns: a Main Street deserted mid-morning. Shuttered shops and bars. Just …

By David Lidington



Thursday, 12 December 2019

Game on: What really happens on election day

The campaigns finished much as they began. The Prime Minister repeated both verbally and, at the JCB factory, in theatrical …

By David Lidington



Monday, 18 November 2019

Campaign report: The Tories win when they keep it simple

It is 36 years since we had a General Election in which I was not a candidate. Watching this one …

By David Lidington



Saturday, 11 March 2017

My favourite book: Little Dorrit by Charles Dickens

Charles Dickens’ childhood was overshadowed by the improvidence of his father, John,and the chaotic state of the family’s finances. At 11, …

By David Lidington