if the Government insists on an unrealistic policy to satisfy my more ideological colleagues, I will vote against it for the first time in my parliamentary career.
Posts by Nick Boles MP
Nick Boles is MP for Grantham and Stamford. He serves as Minister of State jointly at the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills and the Department for Education.Follow @
My new project takes inspiration from Teddy Roosevelt, who saved American capitalism from itself.
Nick Boles: Why Britain should transition to full Brexit over three years – leaving before the next election is due
A six-year move from referendum vote to full sovereignty, rather than a sudden ripping away of all ties, is surely what a successful departure looks like.
Nick Boles: I backed Remain. But I hope other MPs who did so too reject these Lords amendments to the Article 50 bill.
They will be considered in the Commons this week – and would have the effect of undermining the Prime Minister’s negotiation.
It would be an error to choose to fight on ground which is impossible to defend. We must develop a vision of a liberal UK outside the EU.
Only when the public feel that our borders are under control, by people accountable to the electorate, will we be able to win back their trust.
Nick Boles: We modernisers aren’t, repeat aren’t, quitting the Party. We’re staying put – and we’ve so much more to do.
We have never been more mainstream in the Conservative Party – so much so that most practitioners have never felt the need to identify themselves as such.
Nick Boles: I’m a moderniser. I backed Remain. And here’s why I believe Johnson should be the next Conservative leader
Many of my closest friends in politics will struggle with the choice I am recommending. But the national interest must come first.
The death of one good man will not be assuaged by another good man being forced to resign by media pressure.
We recognise the vital role of unions, and the right to strike – but the interests of the general public must be considered, too.
We believe in the right to strike – but it cannot be unconditional or absolute.