In the last financial year, there were over 500 council employees earning more than the Prime Minister.
It may be useful to ask how the Environment Secretary would handle problems confronting other Cabinet Ministers. Consider the case of knife and gun crime.
Simon Clarke: Teesside is experiencing an industrial renaissance – with Conservative optimism driving out Labour gloom
The first in a three-part ConHome mini-series on the Tory revival in the area since the Mayoral election of last May.
Even the 21-month implementation period could drive more boats out of business, and leave us ill-equipped to rebuild a long-suffering industry.
Public opinion would back missile strikes against Assad, and arming a credible opposition, were there to be one. But not more western boots on the ground.
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.
While some may argue that this article would be better suited on a Labour Party site, to me the idea of protecting ways of life from extinction is as conservative as it gets.
It’s remarkable that the official public body that advises the Government on such issues seems not to have published a report on this topic since 2011.
The most important lesson we took away from Bill Bratton’s New York office during the 1990s was all about co-ordination.
The capital isn’t a single political entity. Rather, it is still in some ways a Napoleon-of-Notting-Hill-style mass of small towns.
The Secret Barrister has attained a great success with his account of a legal system infected with squalid incompetence.
Nick Faith: We need a Brexit that is open for business. Letting Melrose take over GKN would be a sign we’ll get one.
When open markets are being called into question by the Left, the last thing the economy needs is for a Conservative Government to play the interventionist card.
Truss moves up into the middle of the table, Williamson drops towards the floor, and Gauke slumps into the red over Warboys.
By inflicting such pain, Corbyn has compelled a discussion. But the Jewish contribution to Britain should not be reduced to mere political calculation.
Isabel Sigmac: Animal welfare. Gove has made a good start, but there’s much more to do – such as a live export ban.
Other issues to be addressed include religious slaughter, the fur trade, cruelty, puppy mills, factory farming, testing and increasing threats to our wildlife.