“There is work taking place already…We can’t carry on like this…we want to make some big changes.”
They talk about his political career, his book – and how Westminster has transformed since he was first elected in 1983.
Johnson says that the Southend MP was “one of the kindest, nicest, most gentle people in politics”.
WATCH: “We now face a very serious situation. The Protocol is not working.” Lord Frost’s speech on the UK-EU relationship.
“It is not doing the thing it was set up to do – protect the Belfast (Good Friday) Agreement. In fact it is doing the opposite”, he warns.
WATCH: How many visas should be given to overseas workers to ease shortages in the UK workforce? Thornberry won’t say.
The Shadow International Trade Secretary adds that “what we need is a proper plan…they need to make responsible decisions in a strategic way.”
WATCH: Business Secretary “working very closely with the Chancellor to get us through this situation”
Kwarteng acknowledges it is “a critical situation. I’m speaking to industry all the time. Gas prices have quadrupled this year, that’s having an impact.”
WATCH: Shadow Work and Pensions Secretary declares that Labour would not nationalise the energy industry
“It would not be a solution to this crisis,” says Reynolds, “which is down to Government policy and poor decisions being made.”
The former Deputy Prime Minister warns that “there will be interest rates increases” that will cause “a very nasty situation.”
The Business Secretary also pledged the price cap will stay as “it offers consumers the protection we need against very high upswings in the price.”
Anand Menon of UK in a Changing Europe interviews the Foreign Secretary as part of ConHome’s fringe programme.
Michael Gove, Jerome Mayhew, Nick Timothy and more join us to discuss the mission of the New Social Covenant Unit.
She tells our editor about her remarkable journey from escaping a communist dictatorship to standing for election in Bury.
Our conference event with Robert Jenrick, Dave Rich of the Community Security Trust and Danny Stone of the AntiSemitism Policy Trust.
The PM attacked Labour’s preference for “levelling down…They like decapitating the tall poppies and taxing the rich till the pip squeaks.”
“I have been in this job 100 days, and I can tell you its my toughest one yet,” he says.