But the collapse of the Tory manifesto social care plan, plus the Government’s lack of a workable Commons majority, all but rule out radical change to the system.
Gavin Williamson is gifted, well-connected, successful – and not devoid of ambition. His former deputy is now Chief Whip. This is a controversial appointment.
Cameron’s insistence on binding Britain to the OECD has undermined not just May’s vision for overseas development, but his own.
Plus: I miss the Liberal Democrat conference. I miss the beards. I miss the sandals. I miss being asked for a discount on a 50p postcard…
An experienced pilot warned David Cameron of the problems seven years ago.
Phenomenal progress has been made to halt and begin to reverse its spread. Sustaining our efforts now is vital.
Macmillan’s efforts succeeded because Churchill backed him fully. The Communities Secretary is not in the same happy position with May.
The instinct of our readers is that the justification of development spending is not that it will have benefits for Britain, but that it is good in itself.
Aid reform based on ‘efficiency’ is a smokescreen. So a different narrative and approach is needed.
We have deep historic ties to a future continental leader and one of the fastest-emerging global economies.
He spoke of his friend, a “five-foot bundle of old-fashioned Yorkshire common sense.”
They worked together to found the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Syria, and he writes of his “fearless friend” in today’s Daily Telegraph.
The former Development Secretary says that the answer to the refugee crisis is not to recreate Syria in Europe. It is to recreate Syria – beginning with safe havens.
The Commonwealth Development Corporation is now practically defunct. We need an organisation that will properly represent British interests abroad.
Ryan Bourne, Cllr Sir Merrick Cockell, Andrew Lilico, Cllr Binita Mehta, Andrew Mitchell MP and others give their take on Osborne’s latest mini-Budget.