The Chancellor announced 2,000 new scholarships to promoted Artificial Intelligence, “a sign of our ambition for the future.”
‘We have the tools for a green industrial revolution but time is desperately short.’ Johnson’s speech – full text
“We must show that we are capable of learning, and maturing, and finally taking responsibility for the destruction we are inflicting.”
There were 44 Tory abstentions – which is in the same territory as last week’s vote on the same issue.
“While we are not going ahead with mandatory vaccine-only covid status certification now, holding that power in reserve.”
A new ConHome series offering a very short introduction to some of those who are making or who have made an intellectual contribution to conservatism.
But it looks as though some 40 others abstained. That’s a warning shot across the Government’s bows on tax rises.
“A global pandemic was in no-one’s manifesto, Mr Speaker.” The Prime Minister’s Commons statement. Full text.
‘This is the right, the reasonable and fair approach…ending a chronic and unfair anxiety for millions of people and their families.”
Hinds’ return to government sends a signal to ex-Ministers. Keep your nose clean and there’s a way back.
Like Brokenshire, who he replaces as Security Minister, he is willing to return to government at a lower rank.
‘The decision to withdraw is like a rug pulled from under the feet of our partners’. Tugendhat’s Twitter thread on Afghanistan.
“We have the financial, commercial, intellectual, military, developmental and cultural ability to defend our interests”, he says.
Tory generations divide. The 24 Conservative MPs who voted against the Government’s 0.7 per cent aid cut plan.
No fewer than seven former Cabinet Ministers revolted. But they were joined by only one 2019 intake member.
“It is absolutely vital that we proceed now with caution.” The Prime Minister’s Covid statement. Full text.
“We’ve come to a stage in the pandemic when there is no easy answer or obvious date for unlocking.”
“We must take a careful and a balanced decision.” Johnson’s statement on the July 19 reopening. Full text.
“Legally enforced restrictions… inevitably take their toll on people’s lives and livelihoods”.
“2-0 England is my prediction by the way”, he said in an e-mail received by ConservativeHome at 7.53am yesterday morning.
“The last thing I would want is for my private life to distract attention.” The Health Secretary’s resignation letter.
“I want to reiterate my apology for breaking the guidance, and apologise to my family and loved ones for putting them through this.”
“We have been surprised by the EU’s willingness to resort quite quickly to threats”. Lord Frost’s Königswinter speech.
“We do have a challenge…it is to respond to the new political configuration here without falling into the trap of statism.”