The Employment Minister embodies two reasons why the Government is still afloat – its jobs creation record and under-reported Ministerial loyalty.
If you appoint Duncan Smith to the post she now holds, as Cameron did in 2010, it follows that you must fund his plan fully.
A powerful analysis by Andrew O’Hagan for the London Review of Books also contains serious criticisms of senior Ministers.
The course consistent with this site’s recommendations is to appoint a more junior Cabinet Office Minister.
Jo Johnson is third. Then Greg Hands and Matt Hancock. But those who lead the results may be no less likely to go up than those who trail them.
The Mercers, Tugendhats and Cleverlys get a lot of media coverage. However, most promotions come from the ranks of the toiling Ministers of State.
Too many Conservative councils are being passive on this key challenge – while sitting on vast supplies of surplus land.
The Government has not reintroduced the Bill that would implement its commitment to the localisation of business rates by 2020.
Plus: Let’s have no sympathy for Farron. He didn’t give straight answers to straight questions, and is thus the cause of his own downfall.
She cannot be a stationary establishment figure when faced with the restless mood of the voting public. She must move forwards – or we risk a 1997-style wipeout.
We all want an outcome that works for them, but generous words that ignore the complexities of the issue are no good to anybody.
Meanwhile, Leave campaigners are pitching targeted messages to voters from a non-EU background.
Priti Patel, Alok Sharma, Shailesh Vara – all have played a part in the big push among Indian-origin voters. It needs more money and support.
The Westminster system prizes being seen and heard, regardless of whether all the activity makes a difference.
“Why are you actually here?”