Thornberry gave no sign that she might be an improvement on the present Leader of the Opposition.
Posts Tagged: Amber Rudd MP
May’s appeal next week at Chequers will be founded in grinding detail, not Churchillian rhetoric. Key to agreement will be taking Ministers with her and springing no untoward surprises.
It’s about neither the principle nor the form of Brexit. Its purpose is to make leaving orderly. MPs should effect it this week.
If Ministers believe that 30p on annual bills is too high a price, they should seek the right number – and a deal to get us there.
Wanted. A Muslim, a woman, and a fearless campaigner to review claims of Tory anti-Muslim prejudice.
We doubt that such institutional bias exists. But we would say that, wouldn’t we? Fortunately, Sayeeda Warsi has hit on a solution.
Also: female Tories press the Prime Minister for action on Ulster abortion law; and Davies urges Party to unite over Brexit.
It’s a counter-intuitive take – but it’s what the sum of opinion polling in recent years tends to suggest.
Plus: Crunch point on Brexit. Farewell to Biteback. Bannon’s loose tongue and persistent loyalty. And: face to face with Jacqui Smith.
Traffic jams are already bad enough – this project would make them worse. Road improvements are a better way to boost tourism.
Here are five priorities. Sort out the extremism mess. Get an immigration policy move-on. Beef up your Windrush review. Don’t mess with ID cards. Or identity politics. Oh, and P.S…
The Home Office is poorly placed to manage the post-Brexit systems of the future. Which means an independent inquiry into the past. Which means making necessary evidence available to it.
But at least the Leader of the Opposition touched for a moment on the economy, and reminded us of dear old Oltep.
Ministers like Amber Rudd have great difficulty finding able SpAds because the Conservative Research Department, which used to train them, has been destroyed.
James Frayne: The Home Office is famously hard to run, but Rudd might have survived had she had a better grip on it
In my experience of departmental life, it will take at least six months before we can judge Javid’s management.
There are two options under consideration. One in particular, the partnership model, is unworkable and unacceptable. It should be put out of its misery.