His reluctance to do so is part of a bigger picture: a decision not to dance to the media’s tune.
If Downing Street doesn’t grip the campaign against Patel by allies of her Permanent Secretary and others, it may spiral out of control.
His message, that the Conservatives will win if the electoral battle is on identity politics and culture wars, is correct.
It really depends on what meaning the Government ends up giving to “approved sponsor”, “appropriate skill level”, and “shortage occupation”.
She will be familiar to many readers as a journalist and commentator who has been published in the Daily Telegraph, The Times, the Spectator and elsewhere.
The Cambridgeshire Constabulary have been rightly criticised, but the Government needs to set timorous senior officers on firmer legal ground.
No, not you-know-who, but David Frost, Johnson’s Europe adviser. When was the last time a SpAd led for the Government with a major speech?
Cameron noted the Environment Agency’s flawed approach to flooding. But the problem has still not been dealt with.
There is a refusal to provide dredging on animal welfare grounds. But millions of small mammals, insects, and invertebrates, are being drowned.
It is straining to be bigger and better, and see further, faster. But the lesson of the story is that it can’t see everywhere at once.
They keep changing. But does it matter? For the last 30 years, when it comes to the public finances, the diet always starts tomorrow.
The shock departure of Sajid Javid obscures the fact that there was much less churn than one might expect, especially at the lower levels.
This site is opposed to subscription funding and a decriminalised licence fee. But both will be forced on the BBC if it doesn’t reform.
The new Chancellor has work to do if he is to fend off the wrath of the Gods of the Copybook Headings.
“Javid has already seen one SpAd fired. The Prime Minister may push to dismiss at least two more…which he would resist. This one may not end well.”
Tightening the definition of a “hate incident” would help. Our new Attorney General has a lot of work to do if public confidence is to be restored.