The Upper House is a valuable part of our constitution. The Prime Minister must clarify its role, rationalise appointments – and cull its membership.
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“The Chinese could use their role to build weaknesses into computer systems which will allow them to shut down Britain’s energy production at will.”
The critical consensus seems to be that there are more practical, less grandiose alternatives which can come online quicker, and without exposing our energy infrastructure to foreign powers.
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If the Prime Minister thinks that Ulster is “a special and valued part” of the UK, she should campaign in it. It is, after all, as British as Maidenhead.
Anything that looks like a return to the “best-and-the-rest” model of the past will fail. Our modern, diverse school system is the key to restoring selection.
The First Minister’s demands to ‘ratify’ the deal are a sally onto Westminster’s constitutional turf that he would never tolerate if reversed.
With so many big issues to tackle, it would be easy to take her eye off the pressure groups and let them get their hooks back into domestic policy.
Also: GMB claim SNP demand for Trident removal is election stunt; Cairns sets out conditions for UK Tata bailout, Stormont divisions over EU; and more.
The Prime Minister’s determination to keep our country together does her great credit – but she won’t do so by endlessly retreating.
Cabinet, junior ministers, and whips.
This evening’s ministerial appointments: Mordaunt to Work and Pensions, Penning to Defence, Soubry and Altmann out
We post the latest ministerial appointments as we get them.
“…the Chinese could use their role to build weaknesses into computer systems which will allow them to shut down Britain’s energy production at will.”
“George Osborne now finds himself trapped by the decisions he has already taken and the dividing lines he himself created.”
“Terrorists do not “win” when the security and intelligence agencies and the police gain new powers to keep the public safe.”