I have tabled an amendment to the Environment Bill that would require us to achieve WHO guideline limits for particulate matter by 2030.
The Transport Secretary has set up a reform committee which is getting ready to use the pandemic to rout the Luddites in the rail unions.
Cardwell is loyal to May and Brokenshire, but does not tell us much about the Prime Minister’s people
This account of three and a half years as a special adviser confirms how trivial and transitory the role can be.
First, regular Parliamentary votes on it, not just Ministerial reviews. Second, a full cost-benefit analysis published in good time.
Put your questions to the Eurosceptic firebrand, former Labour MP and newly-appointed Baroness.
Iain Dale: Yes to what’s in the new tiers. But No to who’s been put in them. Using county boundaries is barking mad.
Plus: that Cabinet reshuffle. Promote Malthouse, Mordaunt and Kwarteng. And get them out and about in the media.
Paul Maynard: Maintaining the Universal Credit uplift is of major importance in Red Wall seats such as mine
One in five working-age adults receive Universal Credit here in Blackpool. Our Party should offer strong support to supporting low-income families.
The OBR’s horrid forecasts of an output implosion and soaring unemployment will do nothing to quell Tory resistance to tougher Covid tiers.
Stephen Booth: Agreeing to disagree on the trickiest parts of the UK-EU deal may be the best way forward. For now.
Creating temporary arrangements around fishing and other areas may not be ideal, but it is a better option than the prospect of no deal.
Caroline Johnson: Tiers are a tough but necessary step for the country. We must hold our nerve over winter.
With the Government securing 350 million doses of vaccines, and community testing in development, we are starting to win the war against Covid-19.
Resile from last year’s manifesto once and there’s no reason not to again. That has implications for tax policy – and much else.
Ryan Bourne: Calm down, stay cool – and drop this talk of tax rises. It’s too early to know how everything will settle down.
It’s baffling why think-tanks are taking the OBR assessments as truth, given its prediction record.
Before pumping more funding into the public sector, we must restore the habit of making sure we have the money in the bank before we start spending it.
We could, if lost time really is the objection to 2021’s exams going ahead, shorten the Easter holidays and pay teachers a bonus for extra work.
It’s heads you lose, tails you lose for Ministers and civil servants. Nonetheless, the eventual inquiry must inevitably look at “lessons to be learned”.