Williamson’s new policy is an important step – but Conservatives cannot legislate themselves out of the culture wars.
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“If universities can’t defend free speech, the Government will”, said Williamson in February. He meant it.
The Education Secretary’s Higher Education Restructuring Regime is an important step towards fighting cancel culture.
Neil O’Brien: The New Puritans want to tear down our liberal settlement. Here’s what they think – and why they must be resisted.
Countries need a balance of self-criticism and self-confidence. People are often called on to act for a greater good. But if Britain is shameful, why bother?
If the Prime Minister doesn’t have confidence in his most senior Ministers, it’s impossible to see how anyone else can.
Gender diversity is not arbitrary identity politics; it matters for decision-making, particularly in the fight against the disease.
If Downing Street doesn’t grip the campaign against Patel by allies of her Permanent Secretary and others, it may spiral out of control.
He is one of the few elements of continuity in what has been a turbulent year at the Government’s top table.
It’s not just about there being more Tory MPs. There has been a remarkable clearout of the establishment figures.
The ignorance of many MPs and ministers towards the state of seaside communities is particularly surprising as coastal constituencies elect a quarter of all MPs.
The Prime Minister falls 14 votes short – and says that the Bill will be paused while he speaks to EU leaders.
It’s a surprisingly large Government majority: 24 independents and 19 Labour MPs voted with the Government.
She explains: “I didn’t vote for an extension , I voted for an insurance policy against no deal… I support the Prime Minister’s deal.”
Our guestimate of the numbers. Letwin’s amendment should pass. But were Johnson’s deal voted on, it would be too close to call.
On a vote on the deal, our calculation is that the Government will lose by two – though that bypasses abstentions. But such a vote is very unlikely today,
The eight MPs from whom the Conservative whip was removed who voted today against a conference recess
Steve Brine and Greg Clark, who have also been deprived of the whip, voted with the Government – which lost by 289 votes to 306.
Would a system of more proportional representation have seen our institutions better able to respect the results of elections?