“This is the most important job of your political career so far – and there’s a lot riding on what you make of it. On this one you need to make a difference.”
Boles isn’t as well known as the star of our Moggcast, but he is well-briefed, independent-minded and can make waves.
The Prime Minister’s failure to talk about the dependence of the NHS on the economy is bizarre.
Fast broadband is an absolute essential – enabling homeworking and the conversion of redundant rural buildings into homes and business units
There is enough land for over half a million homes on derelict sites – while the health service regularly complains of a shortage of funds.
There was only ever going to be one winner – and Rees Mogg duly powers in with over 70 per cent of the vote.
His satire on the NUS is highly enjoyable, but as he himself recognises, the Conservatives are a long way from finding messages to reach younger voters.
The referendum must be honoured, and we must leave the EU. That shouldn’t mean giving away a fortune for the privilege.
The lack of a Conservative Commons majority prevented the Chancellor from doing much more than playing it safe – which he did effectively.
Reshuffles, reorganisations, investigations – the Director General of the Propriety and Ethics Team in the Cabinet Office is always in on the action.
Brexit offers green opportunities, but it will also open a governance gap that must be filled.
He has served the Conservative Party for the best part of 40 years, and his new book shows that his contribution is not yet exhausted.
Francis Maude was responsible for a huge achievement in slimming down the numbers in Whitehall. His legacy is under threat.
He discusses his new book, Hearts and Minds, in which he traces the change in Conservative ideas from Thatcher to Cameron and beyond.
There is time to correct the lack of preparedness of our customs and computers for 2019. But it is running out.