The Waugh Zone

The five things you need to know on Monday July 20, 2015... 1) EXTREME MEASURES David Cameron is in Birmingham today with
The five things you need to know on Friday July 17, 2015... 1) EARN AFTER READING Caught between a rising prison population
The five things you need to know on Thursday July 16, 2015... 1) SOMETHING FOR THE WEEKEND When John Humphrys said this morning
The five things you need to know on Wednesday July 15, 2015... 1) LUCKY STRIKE David Cameron’s bid to make the Tories ‘the
The five things you need to know on Tuesday July 14, 2015... 1) TALLY NO! The SNP’s gamechanging decision to vote against
The five things you need to know on Monday July 13, 2015... 1) BLANKETY BLANK It got slightly lost amid the noise and fury
The five things you need to know on Friday July 10, 2015... 1) READ THE SMALL PRINT Well, everyone said George Osborne’s
The phrase 'a man of principle' can become hackneyed, but for Charles it was all too true. His courage in leading his party against the Iraq war, a move that helped the Lib Dems to their biggest share of seats, was much praised. His decision to vote against the formation of the Coalition in 2010 - the only MP in his party to do so - again underlined how he refused to compromise his beliefs. Perhaps his most courageous decision however was his acceptance after his resignation as party leader that he was 'coming to terms with and seeking to cope with a drink problem...a serious problem indeed'. As he himself so memorably once said: "courage is a peculiar kind of fear".