Tag Archives: James Callaghan

Being held to ransom? Er, no.

The Times today has an article, by Roland Watson, reflecting on the creation of the coalition.  It repeats a claim variously made in coverage of the formation of the coalition, namely that, for David Cameron, ‘coalition has let him go … Continue reading

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Thatcher a failure?

I was in Leeds today to give a paper at a conference on Leaders of the Opposition.  I covered Margaret Thatcher.   There are two hypotheses as to the relationship between her period in Opposition (1975-79) and her time in Goverment (1979-1990).  One … Continue reading

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The march of the left-handers

It is estimated that only about 10% to 12% of people are left-handed.  Out of the seven most recent Presidents of the United States, five (Gerald Ford, Ronald Reagan, George Bush snr., Bill Clinton and Barack Obama) have been left-handed.  … Continue reading

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