Behind today’s genocide row about the Uighurs stand the Hong Kongers, Biden – and our own trade and security irresolution.
Posts Tagged: Andrew Mitchell MP
Mark Garnier: I have never voted against the Government before. But the proposed cut to foreign aid leaves me with no choice.
My colleagues and I were elected on a promise to uphold our aid commitment. Breaking my word is a very big deal.
Iain Dale: How many Cabinet members would make your fantasy Cabinet? I count five. And it gets worse…
Plus: incompetence, resignations, non-resignations, reputations, my holiday, Any Questions and Finkelstein’s book.
The Education Secretary must lead school openings in less than a month. Which is why his Department needs new leadership now.
Johnson will almost certainly decide to tough it out. But he will have a big problem if school returns prove tricky.
I’m haunted by how media propagation of tribalism in Rwanda helped to desensitise people – and was followed by genocide.
Andy Street: One, two, three – it’s a hat-trick of coming Conservative Party conferences for Birmingham
This decision reiterates the political importance of the UK’s cities to our party – and we must aim for a blue-led council in 2022.
Andrew Mitchell: I used to be adamantly opposed to all forms of assisted dying. Here’s why I’ve changed my mind.
By the end of these meetings, I was invariably left with the overwhelming feelings that we would not let an animal we loved be treated in such a way.
Andrew Mitchell: Abolishing DfID 2) The case against. “Geneva and New York’s gain will be Global Britain’s loss.”
It is seldom a good sign when Governments decide to tinker with the Whitehall architecture.
At home, our government’s motives will be questioned, and it will be accused of holding post-colonial attitudes borne of guilt or arrogance.
Of course, many of the sacked ministers – Fallon, Mitchell, Shapps and a dozen others are hoping for preferment under a Boris administration.
A run-off between him and Johnson would risk being seen as a continuation of the “psychodrama” between the two men.
His critics claim his appointment as International Development Secretary “could lead to the death of thousands of the world’s poorest people”.
I found an incredibly likeable person – but although he knuckled down and scored some successes, he was better placed as Chief Whip than Defence Secretary.
The list includes the three who resigned from the Government this evening – and Green, one of the Prime Minister’s oldest allies.
Philip Davies, a famously long-standing and committed Brexiteer, is among their number.