Gavin Williamson is gifted, well-connected, successful – and not devoid of ambition. His former deputy is now Chief Whip. This is a controversial appointment.
Posts Tagged: Andrew Mitchell MP
Cameron’s insistence on binding Britain to the OECD has undermined not just May’s vision for overseas development, but his own.
Iain Dale: Feel for the Grenfell judge. Nothing he could say or do would appease those who claim to speak for the victims.
Plus: I miss the Liberal Democrat conference. I miss the beards. I miss the sandals. I miss being asked for a discount on a 50p postcard…
An experienced pilot warned David Cameron of the problems seven years ago.
Nadhim Zahawi: Britain stands on the brink of a new global future. Let’s lead the way to a malaria-free world.
Phenomenal progress has been made to halt and begin to reverse its spread. Sustaining our efforts now is vital.
Macmillan’s efforts succeeded because Churchill backed him fully. The Communities Secretary is not in the same happy position with May.
The instinct of our readers is that the justification of development spending is not that it will have benefits for Britain, but that it is good in itself.
Aid reform based on ‘efficiency’ is a smokescreen. So a different narrative and approach is needed.
We have deep historic ties to a future continental leader and one of the fastest-emerging global economies.
He spoke of his friend, a “five-foot bundle of old-fashioned Yorkshire common sense.”
They worked together to found the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Syria, and he writes of his “fearless friend” in today’s Daily Telegraph.
Interview: Andrew Mitchell – “I have always believed that the absolute bar on having anything to do with Assad is wrong”.
The former Development Secretary says that the answer to the refugee crisis is not to recreate Syria in Europe. It is to recreate Syria – beginning with safe havens.
The Commonwealth Development Corporation is now practically defunct. We need an organisation that will properly represent British interests abroad.
Ryan Bourne, Cllr Sir Merrick Cockell, Andrew Lilico, Cllr Binita Mehta, Andrew Mitchell MP and others give their take on Osborne’s latest mini-Budget.
…he would be back in the Cabinet. His decision to do so set the scene for a personal tragedy.