There are means of intervening there, but they are very limited indeed.
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Not acting on the terms of the Coalition Agreement isn’t simply a breach – it’s poor politics.
Not to mention for David Cameron, the Party and the country – as this site has long advised.
During the coming months, get William Hague out and about. Use Sajid Javid and other Muslim Tories more. Push pro-Palestinian Conservatives in key seats.
May’s lead falls. Boris is static. Osborne stays in third. No big boost for Hammond.
I would be amazed if she didn’t ask herself, long before her promotion to Party Chairman: “Am I only here as the token Muslim woman?”
He recognises that an announcement about his Commons intentions should be made by the time of Party Conference.
This response can’t be read in any other way than as an emphatic thumbs-down to the change.
TV coverage, Muslim demographics and electoral pressure are helping to move the balance of opinion.
We recently led on her denial of a claim by the paper about her and the recent reshuffle. It now accepts that she was entirely correct.
The author of Waging the War of Ideas wasn’t just a Thatcherite: he was a pre-Thatcherite.
Yesterday’s Lord Ashcroft poll casts light on its chances of winning Westminster seats – and on where Nigel Farage might stand.
The Coalition should junk this Harman legacy legislation and make the positive case for a meritocratic vision of fairness.
For a government to legislate effectively to defy the court’s rulings while continuing to recognise its authority would be a contradiction in terms.
The fall-out from the reshuffle continues.