Tag: party politics
Nowhere Lane – Chapter Twenty-Nine. Home Affairs
One foggy winter evening early in the year 1970, a few weeks before Patrick Hallcroft and Jacqui Greenway were due to marry, the smoky intimacy of a private room at ‘Ricco’s’, a gentlemen’s club in London’s Mayfair hosted an informal gathering of three men: Sir Robert Burford, a senior member of the Conservative Party Executive,…
Nowhere Lane – Chapter Twenty-Seven Altered Fortunes
Those who knew Jacintha Driscombe would have been surprised if they learned of her hatred for London. Although she never openly expressed it, she endured the round of Kensington and Knightsbridge parties that formed so much of Stafford’s political life with gritted teeth and icy propriety, conceding to her husband’s wilder excesses only because they…
Just a quick word….
Populism. Dictionary definition: ‘Support for the concerns of ordinary people’. Simple. When Time Magazine and the Economist attempt to add a political connotation to this word they are forced into three or more pedantic paragraphs. All political language suffers that distortion – think of ‘Labour’ or the ‘Party System’; but at the moment ‘populism’ is a…