I’m looking forward to helping put some local and national issues on the table when I make mine later today.
Africa is home to 16 per cent of the world’s population, and this is set to double by 2050. Its GDP is expected to reach $3.2 trillion in the next five years.
We suggest that the state coach wends its way from Buckingham Palace to York along the slow lane of the A1 – via Finchley Road, Brent Cross and the Doncaster by-pass.
The most important sector is one usually ignored. Small firms constitute 99 per cent of all business in the country.
A vote by MPs is the only sensible way to resolve the matter one way or the other – assuming that the £500,000 target is reached.
David Gauke: As a non-Tory at the last election, my worry is that this Government won’t be Conservative enough
As a former Chief Secretary to the Treasury, I am uneasy about the bail-out of Flybe. Every time a private business is bailed out by the taxpayer, the pressure grows.
There is a good reason why they have rejected all limiting amendments to the Withdrawal Agreement, and are making legislative provision for swift divergence.
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Plus: Open regional Tory offices but don’t take CCHQ out of London. The coming IR35 disaster. And: where will you be on January 31?
Edward Parson: Keep the International Development Department. But scrap the 0.7 per cent aid target.
DFID managed its portfolio with far greater efficiency than the Foreign Office. But it should improve how it aligns traditional aid objectives with Britain’s goals.
Both men sit broadly on the centre-right of the Parliamentary Party. That there is no candidate from the centre-left is a sign of internal change.
Profile: Mark Spencer – the power behind the reshuffle and the man who disciplined the Brexit rebels
The Chief Whip is a farmer who recognises that “a lame ewe needs to be put down”.
Garvan Walshe: The shooting down of a civilian flight does Iran’s rulers more harm than the assassination of Soleimani
Within Tehran’s divided and vengeful establishment, the race is on to avoid blame. But the regime as a whole has been found wanting.
Nicholas Boys Smith: The housing mission that Scruton and I pursued is inspired by a quest for beauty
The co-Chair of the Government’s Building Better, Building Beautiful Commission wraps up our mini-series on housing.
Exclusive. No 10 says CCHQ will move out of Matthew Parker Street – and into the Midlands or North. It wants your ideas about a venue.
It adds that “there will be a small office in London but maybe up by King’s Cross.”