Michael Howard

The political dinosaurs aren’t helping matters

3 April 2017 18:15

As a type of (Platonic) gerontophile, I never expected to say this, but can the dinosaurs not shut up? In recent…

Sunday political interviews round-up: ‘Show resolve’ over Gibraltar

2 April 2017 16:49

Michael Howard – ‘Show resolve’ over Gibraltar Former Conservative leader Michael Howard caused a stir on social media after his…

Ken Clarke told the Telegraph that he hopes the Tories will be able to tell voters in 2015 that they were a strong hand on the tiller of the economy. Picture: Getty

When Ken Clarke failed to stand up to fascism

31 January 2017 17:05

This afternoon, Ken Clarke made a particularly lively contribution to the Article 50 debate when he announced that his party had…

Michael Howard: why it’s time to leave the EU

26 February 2016 8:17

Michael Howard has said he believes Britain should leave the EU. The former Conservative leader said David Cameron’s attempts to…

Cameron repositions the Tories as the party of ‘true equality’

7 October 2015 14:44

This speech was authentic Cameron. It was the most modernising speech that he has given since becoming Prime Minister and…

Yvette Cooper steals Tory immigration slogan from 2005

18 November 2014 14:48

At the height of the 2005 election, the then Tory leader Michael Howard (advised by one Lynton Crosby) declared: ‘Let’s…

The Great Brussels Steeplechase: runners and riders to be Britain’s next European Commissioner

10 July 2014 14:11

Next week, EU leaders will meet to parcel out the top jobs in the next European Commission. So David Cameron…

Taking stock of politics after the conferences

13 October 2012 18:07

Party conference season is over and it all felt very mid-term. It’s always best not to be swept away by…

Why Tom Baldwin reckons Labour shouldn’t give up on Miliband

5 January 2012 14:43

Before Christmas, The Times’s Sam Coates managed to get his hands on Labour’s ‘media grid’ for the week — and…

Cameron’s well-schooled argument

9 September 2011 12:47

When Michael Howard offered David Cameron the pick of the jobs in the shadow Cabinet after the 2005 election, Cameron…

How truly liberal is the coalition government?

19 January 2011 16:41

Mark Littlewood is Director General of the Institute of Economic Affairs and contributed an article to the recent collection Big…

Now the Tories have an issue to get stuck into…

7 December 2010 9:33

While Nick Clegg battles on the tuition fee front, another internal conflict breaks out for the coalition today: prisons. And…

A miracle! And a good idea

10 September 2010 10:37

I’m not sure if the sun will ever rise in the east again: Michael Howard hassupported a Ken Clarke prison…

If the Tories go on like this Labour will become the party of law and order

23 July 2010 13:31

Before such fripperies were banned, al-Qaeda terrorists were given lessons in stand-up comedy while in high-security prisons. I’d have thought…

Howard versus Clarke

21 July 2010 14:25

Michael Howard appeared on today’s Daily Politics and laid into Ken Clarke’s ‘caricature’ of a policy to reduce prison places.…

Why aren’t the Tories doing better?

3 May 2010 16:05

My apologies for responding so tardily to Alex Massie’s post of Friday, but it was quite well hidden, maybe prudently…

The ex-factor

25 April 2010 12:32

One of the interesting features of this election campaign is the near-absence of ex-leaders in national election roles. Tony Blair…