Matthew d'Ancona

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The foreign secretary’s mantle has passed elsewhere. But that should be no comfort to the party he has long dreamed of leading. Please understand: this is not a new leadership bid by Boris Johnson. The foreign secretary’s long article about Brexit in the Daily Telegraph is merely the latest chapter in a campaign for the top job that began in May 1997, when he stood (unsuccessfully) as Conservative candidate in Clwyd South – and probably earlier. Those who are surprised have not been paying attention.feedback
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Sep 17 2017 Brexit
We found 16 articles in which Matthew d'Ancona said something. The most recent Matthew d'Ancona’s quote is: “The government confuses office with power, and may yet pay a terrible price for blindly believing the Brexit talks will prove the need for Tories at the controls. The Conservative party is in the most desperate position that I can recall. It confuses office with power. It mistakes the EU referendum result for a party-political mandate. It assumes that the voters will sooner or later turn on Jeremy Corbyn as a dangerous socialist imposter. Its smile is really the rictus of internal paralysis.”. In addition, all sources we refer have quoted Matthew d'Ancona 21 times. On this page, you will find all of Matthew d'Ancona’s quotes organized by date and topic.
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Apr 09 2017 - Syria conflict

There is a strong, principled case for Britain to help the US in every way: diplomatic, humanitarian – and yes – military. During her trip to meet President Trump in January, the prime minister’s aides were struck by the frequency with which her presence stirred memories of Margaret Thatcher. As one US grandee put it: “It’s so good to have her back.”.feedback

Apr 02 2017 - British politics

EU ‘red tape’ has been the Conservatives’ favourite excuse for 40 years. Now, after the great repeal bill has done its work, the buck will stop with them. You Brexit, you own it. Or to put it another way: once the repatriation of pooled sovereignty from the EU to these shores is under way, MPs will no longer be able to moan about Brussels and its diktats. No more will the shadowy Eurocrat be the reliable fall guy of British politics. The buck will emphatically stop here.feedback

Mar 27 2017 - Immigration

The broad claims of the EU referendum campaign are starting to give way to the reality of policy, practicality, compromise – and the fear of economic chaos. The speed with which the emergency services responded to last week’s attack on Westminster was rivalled only by the hard right’s eagerness to blame the horror on migration. I mean, why wait for the evidence?feedback

Mar 20 2017 - NATO

From the travel ban to healthcare to Nato funding, the president is realising that there are limits to the power of his falsehoods. The great philosopher-novelist Umberto Eco once declared that we will always come up against “the hard core of Being” and the “lines of resistance” that tell us when we are talking rubbish, or acting nonsensically.feedback

Mar 12 2017 - Article 50

The row over national insurance for the self-employed is a sign of a party struggling to accept a revolution in the way we work. ‘Why don’t they write about Matthew Taylor’s review of employment practices?” This question was put to me by a senior ally of the prime minister a few months ago, when the papers were full of Brexit – as they will be, once again, this week. The point this person was trying to make was that the government is not exclusively preoccupied by the EU. To paraphrase the exasperation: here we are, taking audacious steps such as appointing Tony Blair’s former policy chief to examine the world of work, and all anyone wants to talk about is article 50.feedback

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