Nick Gibb changed the National Curriculum to require schools explicitly to teach reading using the method. The results have been outstanding.
Posts by Nadhim Zahawi MP
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Nadhim Zahawi: Unfussily, quietly and impressively, Hammond’s Budget has prepared the ground for national recovery
The Chancellor has not suddenly changed who he is; he has carefully analysed the issues we face and plotted out a course of action to build a Britain fit for the future.
The goals of the young Crown Prince are broadly in line with ours. But we should be urging calm thinking and cool heads.
One radical option would be a new DCLG housing fund that local authorities would be able to bid for, if they can show there is support for more homes in their area.
The President himself hasn’t set out what he would like to happen next, and has provided no detailed plan for what would replace the current agreement.
Nadhim Zahawi: So Juncker wants a Brexit negotiation miracle. Here’s one for a start – he should stop playing games.
We have set out reasonable negotiating positions and we have done whatever we can to accommodate the demands of the EU.
By reminding us that the EU status quo isn’t on the table, Juncker has done us a favour. Now May must set out her own stall.
In an era when it is harder for young people to buy a house, or even just to pay rent, it makes sense to direct more help to them than older people who already have one.
He was excoriated for ramping up tensions over North Korea rather than cooling them down. But his aggression seems, for the moment at least, to be paying off.
Nadhim Zahawi: Meanwhile, as we fix our gaze on Kim Jong Un and Maduro, China makes veiled threats of war against India
This aggressiveness about disputed territories has become a feature of Chinese foreign policy.
Anyone that is focusing on themselves, who seeks to divide Cabinet or who tries to distract attention from this key task is not worthy of a seat in government.
Some of the criticisms of Sir Martin Moore-Bick have gone much too far, and seem to be attempts to make political points in the wake of a terrible tragedy.
The Queen’s Speech provides concrete facts to grip on to and analyse, and a clear indicator of how the Government intends to lead our country.
Despite the outcome, our manifesto was a step in the right direction, from which we must not retreat backwards.
There is a radical, ambitious zeal evident throughout the document, and it is shown again in the desire to end iniquitous disparities between the generations.