The Government should consider setting up a domestic policy Cabinet sub-committee to help alleviate the Brexit bandwidth problem.
Posts by Nicky Morgan MP
Nicky Morgan is MP for Loughborough and a former Secretary of State for Education.Follow @
Nicky Morgan: For too long, the Party has appeased Brexiteer obsessives. It’s time for One Nation Tories to fight back.
The ‘bins and council tax’ message which resonated in the local elections needs to be turned into a ‘public services, security and cost of living’ message nationally.
Nicky Morgan: How Parliament should handle Brexit over the next few months – and how Ministers should listen to it
I want to be very clear that the threats to May are only coming from one wing of the Party, and aren’t shared by the vast majority of Conservative MPs.
Unless we find a way to win over those in their forties, thirties and younger, we will have an even bigger problem at the next election.
There is a suspicion that the Government wants to talk about other things – and a significant amount of attention is of course already being consumed by Brexit.
Nicky Morgan: It’s too soon to abandon fiscal discipline, but the Spring Statement is a chance to communicate our vision
Day-to-day spending being brought back into balance is good news, and it makes some spending decisions easier, but beware hype about the ‘end of austerity’.
The briefing about turning a Trade Bill vote into one of confidence unnecessarily raises the temperature between Ministers and Conservative MPs.
By accepting that 16 and 17 year olds in Scotland could vote on their future during the Scottish referendum, we undermined the case for not extending the franchise further.
Nicky Morgan: Perhaps the Prime Minister should have gone. But she didn’t. The Cabinet must now take a lead.
Ministers need get a grip by acting collectively to agree a Brexit end-state based in reality and on what Parliament will approve eventually – and then stick to it.
Nicky Morgan: The Prime Minister should set out her stall on health and social care – as well as Brexit
Is there a national collection of staff ideas? Are Whitehall teams working together? What conversations are being held with housebuilders? There’s so much to be done.
Nicky Morgan: Threats, intimidation, violence, and trolling. Something is rotten in the state of our democracy.
Those who turn a blind eye to MPs being labelled mutineers are playing with a fire which will eventually consume them too.
Nicky Morgan: Why this social mobility setback? Because the best brains in the Government are fixated on Brexit.
Too little attention is focused on the reasons why where you are born and your family background still matter far too much in modern Britain.
Nicky Morgan: Why I’m proud to be a mutineer – or, rather, to be striving to improve the EU Withdrawal Bill
Those who try to label and bully us will only make us stronger. And their attempts to do so say more about them than us.
Nicky Morgan: Not appointing the first woman Chief Whip last week was a missed opportunity to demonstrate change
This means not bullying people into voting for the Government, and not making grown men and women cry.
Women in particular suffer from being dependent on their husbands or children to translate for them.