The country’s Prime Minister is a classic cakeist – berating the EU on the one hand, but not seeking to leave on the other.
To protect those in fuel poverty, some of the revenue from the gas carbon charge could be given back as a carbon cheque to vulnerable households.
If his mission is successful, he will hugely bolster the long-term future of the Conservative party.
The new ‘Minister for Intergovernmental Relations’ points one way, Boris Johnson’s flagship constitutional legislation the other.
One of the major question marks against Brexit was whether it would see the UK lose its influence over global affairs. This alliance suggests no.
Jon Moynihan and Christopher Howarth: Now Truss should deploy Britain’s Brexit dividend – all the way from aid to trade
Anti-corruption and cementing new treaties should take precedence over softer fashionable favourites.
That the Business Secretary must do so is a reminder of an under-stressed aim of policy: security of supply.
As a Committee Chair, you can campaign for the things you believe in, speak to the media more freely – and still get things done.
Ryan Bourne: Housing. Gove is poised to dump radical supply side reform. And subsidise younger peoples’ mortgages instead.
Faced with political resistance, the Conservative Party seems to be abandoning not just the policy but its understanding of the problem.
I was excited by Shaun Bailey’s manifesto before the London Mayoral elections, and equally upset not to have the chance to back it.
You won’t make a habit of rubbing Ben Elliot up the wrong way. But you should push to co-chair the Board. To make an impact, you must wield authority.
And: why it’s reasonable that 12 out of 13 sacked Ministers are men. Plus: now that he’s fathered six children, “that’s probably it”.
Andrea Leadsom: A short and medium term plan for energy costs. First, protection from price rises. Then action on lower bills.
Local electricity pricing should be at heart of a second phase of market reform – with changes to the governing institutions.
John Redwood: Our energy policy should start with keeping the lights on and the factories powered up
The Business Secretary needs to review the mesh of subsidies, regulations, penalty taxes and import arrangements that passes for an energy policy.
Putin’s Russia is closer to home – remember the Salisbury attack – and Islamist extremism is already here.