By creating a kind of firewall between her take on Brexit and her view of everything else, she has kept her head at a time when too many others are losing theirs.
The Business Secretary argues that Parliament’s actions are “discouraging businesses from taking the steps they need to take”, and holding up private sector investment.
Trashing last Friday’s event is doubtless fun for Conservative commentators, but not the right course at all for the Conservative Party.
Other countries manage to do this far better than we do; it is not right that Britain should fall behind on such a simple act.
The challenge to “our precious union” will be as much constitutional as economic – Deal, No Brexit…or No Deal especially.
I well remember the representations from Treasury and BEIS to focus on the risks and play down the opportunities.
He expects her plan to be voted down on Tuesday, calls for a renegotiation which she could not conceivably lead – and rules out Norway Plus.
Hall becomes PPS to the Party Chairman; Cartlidge follows Hunt to the Foreign Office; Chalk appointed PPS to the Health Secretary.
Bringing on more women, rising stars and members of the 2015 intake – or even this year’s – will bring less gain than it could if such moves are not part of a policy plan.
Gone is the Conservative certainty of reducing taxes to promote businesses’ own investment and growth.
The first piece of our series on the coming economic revolution urges the Government to challenge Corbyn’s Luddite approach.
Plus: Cable, the Saudis, arms – and hypocrisy. MPs, the EU Withdrawal Bill, Henry VIII clauses – and hypocrisy. And: on a different note, why isn’t Zahawi a Minister?
Between 1997 and 2005, public sector spending rose from £336 billion to £517 billion a year. But its output has increased little, so its productivity has fallen dramatically.
The final article in the author’s five-piece series on how Britain must prepare for March 31 2019 – and has less than 600 days to get it right.
Trump’s opposition to the climate change consensus will aid her aim of helping households which are struggling to pay their energy bills.