Many of these matters can only be made on the basis of imperfect information. The advantage of the elected official making the ultimate decision is one of accountability.
Research suggests that the public salience of immigration has fallen significantly since 2016. What does this mean for the government going forward?
As Minister of Business and Industry, I will be working every day with those most at risk – whether in hospitality, tourism or travel.
An 80-seat majority is a fabulous opportunity, but we need practical, effective and popular policies to deliver on our manifesto.
The 200,000 hotel rooms run by the main hotel chains alone in the UK provide sufficient additional capacity to draw upon both locally and nationally.
For too long, the only organisations in this space have been big-business lobbies with a relentlessly negative attitude towards leaving the European Union.
The Government is committed to both levelling up and continuing the UK’s leadership in tackling climate change. Both must happen together.
Common sense must prevail. The ‘use it or lose it rule’ should be relaxed so that airlines can consolidate services where there aren’t enough passengers.
The Chancellor’s measures leave us well prepared to tackle its short-term challenges as well as helping to shape the long-term trajectory of the economy.
It can’t be right for it to risk cutting millions of older and vulnerable citizens off from its services whilst ploughing vast sums into replicating the work of commercial stations.
For the good of passengers, taxpayers and the railway, this pre-internet system needs a wholesale reset.
Our party’s ‘internal think tank’ has huge potential to engage new members, drive policy formation, and help us build and defend a ‘blue wall’.
A small community radio station with a few thousand listeners requires a license, but a social media channel with millions of individual subscribers does not.
This would be the very definition of political corruption – using the party’s influence to intimidate a legally independent institution would be reprehensible.
Our priorities were: tackling global climate change, solving Grand Challenges and making the UK the best place in the world to work and to grow a business.