Like it or not, there is a trade-off between maximal accountability and effective government decision-making.
His in-tray features: Covid, mental health, NHS reform…and social care. He’s set to be the most pressured Health Secretary since Lansley.
Hancock’s resignation. It is now open season on every Cabinet Minister who may have broken the Covid rules – in any circumstance.
His exit was coming. But there’s a risk for Johnson of a media ramp, with other Ministers vulnerable to a feeding frenzy.
The Saj is back! This way! Look! Over here! Sorry, what’s that you said? Matt who?
A brief apology doesn’t justify him remaining in post. It’s now up to him to do so live. This is one for Andrew Neil, assuming he’s available.
Many leaders will have traits that wouldn’t look good on these sorts of assessments.
Galloway is furthering a dangerous communalism – by dragging conflicts overseas towards the centre of domestic political discourse.
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The process of leaving brutally exposed some of the UK’s shortcomings. But a Remain vote would have hid them, not solved them.
The British tradition of liberty, and of equality, demands that the PM be brought low, but today no MP quite managed that.
If we’ve reached the limit of building a little in lots of places, perhaps it’s time to build a lot in fewer places – in the form of new garden cities.
Most of the action has been over Covid-related divisions. And most of the dissenters are from older intakes.
Sooner or later this problem is going to hit the Tories – hard – due to the demographics the party needs to attract at the next election.
But this electoral Titan has an Achilles heel – tax rises which, rather than planning or HS2, are the real threat to future Chesham & Amershams.
Our introduction to: what each Bill is, the politics of it, who’s responsible, arguments for and against – and a controversy rating out of ten.