This unusual leader still evokes passions in his Party even decades after his surprise election victory.
Reminiscence is less important than securing the result of the referendum, once and for all. Here is the way to ensure we take back control.
And, as Boles says, we will never build the number of homes we need unless the state is building 100,000 a year.
“We will continue to be a leading member of NATO, we will continue to be a leading defence nation, and we will continue to contribute in a whole variety of ways across nuclear, cyber, and conventional capabilities.”
This week was meant to be all about Tory rebellions and blue-on-blue conflict. Instead, the Opposition’s civil war has intensified.
The Conservatives lost a seat in South Northamptonshire to the Lib Dems and the Conservatives also lost a seat to an independent in Cherwell.
We need to tackle homophobia where it persists in the community – starting with the use of the word ‘gay’ as an insult.
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Chris Grayling has reportedly “informed Network Rail that this must not happen again”, even as he faced a Commons vote of no confidence.
Plus: Shame on the Conservative whips. And away with Julian Assange: most of us would happily pay his airfare.
Individuals must be held account. It is the least we owe the relatives and patients. But we should be precise and forensic in focusing on areas where further reforms can make the most impact.
The passengers on board this ship came with ambition, skills, and a desire to play a part in the UK’s reconstruction after World War Two.
He was Theresa May’s PPS when she was Home Secretary, and has also been her PPS since she became Prime Minister.
“Where’s Penny?” The International Development Secretary is biding her time, and choosing her words carefully
Mordaunt – like Patel before her – is effective, ambitious, and keenly aware that many Conservative voters are not natural fans of aid spending.
A handful of ordinary members may let the rest of us down, but I have seen no sign that our Party systemically encourages anti-Muslim hatred.
The former Trade Minister has not just put Boris Johnson in a tight spot, but might have just made a high-profile entry into the race for his old job.
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Since she might not get an acceptable agreement, or indeed any at all, the Government must strain to get Ready for Day One, not Ready for Day 730.
WATCH: The EU Withdrawal Bill has now been passed, says the Prime Minister. We’re delivering – and getting on with the job.
“Over the next few weeks, we will publish more details of our proposed future relationship with the EU in White Paper.”
People’s preferences are clear. But the current system insists on bringing forward designs that jar painfully with them.
Scott Kelly: Technical education is still too narrow, and flaws in the apprenticeship levy are hindering progress
The Government must act now, or risk a generation of school leavers missing out on the opportunity to acquire technical skills.
Districts decide on the applications, counties provide the infrastructure. Better collaboration is needed. We build communities; not just properties.
Independence Day 1) Johnson: The people – however they voted – want us to get on and deliver a full British Brexit
‘Across the country I find people who – whatever they voted two years ago – just want us to get on and do it. They don’t want a half-hearted Brexit. They don’t want some sort of hopeless compromise, some perpetual pushme-pullyou arrangement in which we stay half in and half out in a political no mans land – with no more ministers round the table in Brussels and yet forced to obey EU laws. They don’t want some bog roll Brexit – soft, yielding and seemingly infinitely long. They want this government to fulfil the mandate of the people – and deliver a full British Brexit.’ – Boris Johnson, The Sun
- Engineering firm ready to invest billions in Brexit Britain – The Sun
- Not a single Airbus plane would get off the ground without British engineering – Hamish McRae, Daily Mail
- Ben Wallace reminds the company that it needs UK defence contracts – Daily Telegraph
- Clark calls for Brits to continue to enjoy free movement rights – The Sun
- Our nervous Business Secretary still sees Brexit as an inconvenience to the boss class – Quentin Letts, Daily Mail
- Fears of negative impact on the markets have not materialised – The Sun
- Johnson accused of swearing in answer to diplomat’s question – Daily Telegraph
- The ongoing Remain resistance harms Britain – and must be defeated – The Sun Says
- We must be bolder about Brexit – Daily Telegraph Leader
- Hammond must fight harder against it – The Guardian Leader
- Two years on from the referendum and we are still on course – Daily Express Leader
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Independence Day 2) Fox: Brussels must realise our threat to walk away is no bluff
‘Speaking on the second anniversary of the EU referendum, the international trade secretary remained confident of getting a good trade deal with Brussels. But he warned Brussels not to underestimate Britain’s resolve to walk away if it continues to stall on trade. Dr Fox told the BBC it was ‘essential as we enter the next phase of the negotiations that the European Union understands that and believes it’. Dr Fox said: ‘I think our negotiating partners would not be wise if they believed that the Prime Minister was bluffing.’ And he said the threat had ‘added credibility’ because of the damage European economies would suffer if trade links with the UK were disrupted.’ – Daily Mail
- Rees-Mogg dismisses calls for a second referendum – The Sun
- Why I loathe the EU – Austin Mitchell, Daily Mail
- Greece learned that if you have to surrender, it is best to do so quickly – Juliet Samuel, Daily Telegraph
- Anti-Brexit march expected today in London – The Guardian
- Voters will sit up and listen when jobs are at stake – Matthew Parris, The Times
- Will the Conservative Party survive? – The Guardian
- The twilight of the West – Charles Moore, Daily Telegraph
- Macron and Merkel are struggling to keep a lid on popular revolts against integration – The Times
Independence Day 3) Davis: Look ahead to our free-trading future
‘We’ve achieved a tremendous amount in a short space of time. Of course, there’s still more to do. So the hard work won’t stop. Talks about the future trading relationship we want with the EU are well under way, including discussions to address the Northern Ireland-Ireland border. My department is finalising our White Paper, which will build on the plans we have already spelt out and give critical detail to the form we want our new economic and security partnerships with the EU to take. It will tackle the misconception that the United Kingdom doesn’t know what it wants out of these negotiations. Two years on from the referendum, rather than looking back, we need to focus on where we want to be two, 10, 20 years into the future. With Britain taking advantage of its destiny as the world’s great free-trading nation.’ – David Davis, Daily Telegraph
- Trump threatens crippling car tariffs on the EU – The Times
- The EU is paralysed by its own migration crisis – James Forsyth, The Sun
- In-fighting mars mini-summit – Daily Mail
- MEPs are concerned that Member States are failing to prepare for a post-Brexit migration system – The Sun
- Italy rejects another ship full of migrants – Daily Mail
- The public are closer to May than Javid on immigration – Daily Mail
- Senior Treasury official exposed as source of anti-Brexit leak – The Sun
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