He has placed an artefact of dangerous power in the hands of a Minister with strong personal motivation to wield it.
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The Leader of the House on why Lord Frost was wrong to quit – though “it’s important for governments to be held to account”.
Control the controllables. So provide assistance, ease the pain, reverse the tax hikes, explain why – and focus on a pro-growth strategy.
Russia still sees both as part of its wider sphere of influence – and there is huge potential for the UK to advance its engagement in South Central Asia.
The pollster finds the same two future leadership front runners as our survey – but in reverse order.
Stewart Jackson: A reshuffle that moved some of the Prime Minister’s critics into the Cabinet would be prudent
The Government must rebuild its demoralised electoral coalition, keep the Right broadly united and develop a compelling narrative and a legacy.
For the sake of our bills as well as our security interests, we need to double down on homegrown green energy instead.
Private healthcare should be an option for the many, not just the few. The Government should make this option more affordable.
Calling the unjabbed ‘idiots’, as Blair recently did, and coercing them into action is not the way forward.
The final piece in our series this week about leaving the EU – almost a year since the end of transition.
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The Industrial Revolution wrought enormous change, enriching the country and its people. It was a force for global good and thank goodness for it.
Robert Buckland: This focus on shrinking the state is out of date. Voters have moved on from the 1980s. So should our party.
Voters want toughness on crime and illegal immigration, plus greater investment into public services and local communities.
The policy trick is finding a medium between spreading the virus unnecessarily and cooping people up unnecessarily.
Garvan Walshe: The time for fine-tuning Brexit is over. The Government needs to focus on making the most of its own deal.
Our columnist provides the third piece in our series this week about Brexit – almost a year since the end of transition.