Harold Macmillan

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Recollections may vary, but some events are unforgettable | Letters
Letters: Readers on their ability to recall political and historic moments from decades ago

16, Jan, 2023 @5:36 PM

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Secret of the Queen’s soft power – across seven decades and 15 prime ministers
Elizabeth II got on well with PMs of widely differing politics and backgrounds and played a key role in the background of British politics

Gaby Hinsliff

10, Sep, 2022 @4:40 PM

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Wonder who Liz Truss will reward with a job or punish with exile? History can tell us | Tim Bale
If she becomes Tory leader she will have to weigh up whether voters are expecting a complete clear-out or more of the same

Tim Bale

21, Aug, 2022 @6:00 AM

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This is not the 1970s. Tory pledges to cut taxes are absurd
Sunak and Truss have no grasp of how low personal taxation is now – or how much a battered Britain needs public spending

William Keegan

21, Aug, 2022 @6:00 AM

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Suez taught us our future lay in Europe. So will Brexit
Britain’s two great self-inflicted crises of the postwar era point to a conclusion that voters may soon rediscover for themselves

William Keegan

17, Oct, 2021 @6:00 AM

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A cavalier Tory leader and a botched pandemic response? It must be 1957 | Andy Beckett
Then, as now, a government responsible for a disaster tried to change the narrative. We shouldn’t let history repeat itself, says Guardian columnist Andy Beckett

Andy Beckett

01, May, 2020 @7:00 AM

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The Profumo affair … seen, at last, through the female gaze
Christine Keeler and Mandy Rice-Davies were dismissed as call girls in the 60s. A TV series now shows them as complex, vulnerable young women

Sarah Hughes

29, Dec, 2019 @6:10 AM

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Adapt or die: how the Conservative party keeps power
The party has always evolved to try to cling on to power. But what may voters be getting this time?

Andrew Gamble

03, Nov, 2019 @8:41 AM

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Winston Churchill ‘shocked’ by Downing Street restoration plan
‘The Ark did not take so long,’ PM wrote of repair work that overran budget and schedule

Caroline Davies

17, Jul, 2019 @11:01 PM

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Queen's message to the moon on show to mark 50 years since Apollo 11
National Archive documents reveal Buckingham Palace thought messages ‘a gimmick’

Caroline Davies

15, Jul, 2019 @9:00 AM

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Love, hate … indifference: is US-UK relationship still special?
From Winston Churchill to Donald Trump’s state visit in June, the history of transatlantic ties has hinged on personalities as much as politics

Simon Tisdall

28, Apr, 2019 @8:00 AM

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Hugh Gaitskell widow criticised Harold Macmillan in letter
Grieving Dora Gaitskell accused Tory PM of point-scoring on day of Labour leader’s memorial

Anushka Asthana Political editor

01, Feb, 2018 @3:50 PM

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