Without a firm, stated base, we are vulnerable to being pushed around by the Commission. Ministers might find it uncomfortable to talk numbers, but they must.
Posts Tagged: Michael Gove MP
I took part in the first ever debate held in Parliament on soil. Solar panels line my office roof. Also I use a Somerset wicker basket instead of plastic bags.
Dan Pitt: Green politics can be deeply Tory – in its sense of conservation, piety, and obligation to those living and dead
Part of settling down and marking time, as Roger Scruton would say, is protecting our environment. Doing so is an unchosen obligation upon us.
She will be feeling a hand of history on her shoulder, and wondering if the other holds a knife at her back.
It may be useful to ask how the Environment Secretary would handle problems confronting other Cabinet Ministers. Consider the case of knife and gun crime.
Truss moves up into the middle of the table, Williamson drops towards the floor, and Gauke slumps into the red over Warboys.
Isabel Sigmac: Animal welfare. Gove has made a good start, but there’s much more to do – such as a live export ban.
Other issues to be addressed include religious slaughter, the fur trade, cruelty, puppy mills, factory farming, testing and increasing threats to our wildlife.
The changes in the ratings of the top three are almost unchanged, another tribute to the consistency of the poll.
Ultimately it is the responsibility of the people of that city to vote to halt the ecological vandalism taking place on a huge scale.
The new Gove has all the energy and imagination of the old – but is less willing to fight others. What’s changed?
Is he adapting to get things done? Might he be adjusting to life as an emergent elder statesman? Or could it all be about leadership ambition? His reinvention continues.
Whatever happened to the Big Society? 3) Peter Franklin: The values of the all-consuming state or market both deaden the human spirit
Even in an age of austerity, government has plenty of power and assets, which it could on a small-scale, experimental basis transfer to the control of community groups.
Here are just a few of the ways that I have seen work and that government should be adopting more broadly.
Setting or streaming tends to benefit high-attaining pupils, but this can be to the detriment of lower-attaining learners.
To Diehard Remainers. You lost. Get over it. Drop the conspiracy theories – and stop assuming Leave voters are thick.
Lavish campaign spending does not guarantee electoral success. If it did, Brexit wouldn’t be happening. And Theresa May would now have a majority.
Iain Dale: Will the price of an EU deal be French-made blue passports and Spanish boats in British waters?
Plus: The Whips need to get a grip. I greet the recovery of the pound. I fear for the future of our high streets.