His in-tray features: Covid, mental health, NHS reform…and social care. He’s set to be the most pressured Health Secretary since Lansley.
Posts Tagged: Child sex abuse
Cummings Reborn – as the champion of Parliament. He has given MPs more power, so leaving the inquiry with less.
Yesterday, he bent the passage of time – by giving the Commons the chance to carry out a Covid reckoning before the inquiry is up and running.
Ben Monro-Davies: “I think when women cry, often they are angry.” On this day, 30 years ago, Margaret Thatcher resigned
At the final meeting of her Cabinet, a revived Iron Lady told members, during a coffee break, that “on no account must Heseltine be elected”
Christian Guy: Slavery. Not a remote horror from the past, but a living one in the present. It must be stamped out.
We’ve seen gunshot wounds and babies born as a result of rape. With UK Border Force in Dover, we found a girl heading for a lifetime of sexual slavery.
James Frayne: We should prepare ourselves to hear horrifying tales of what’s happened in lockdown Britain
Getting the economy moving won’t even begin to give the Government political momentum. It will need to conduct its own Fairness Audit.
Any fair-minded observer would think better of him at the end of yesterday’s press conference than he or she may have done at the beginning.
They seem no less relevant this morning than they were yesterday – and are unlikely to be answered this afternoon.
The proposals he will announce this evening can’t simply be taken on trust by voters.
The former Deputy Leader of the Labour Party abused his parliamentary privileges. Holding the powerful to account means blocking his peerage.
There are significant loopholes in our safeguarding measures that are entirely preventable, but potentially disastrous.
The abuse scandal revealed Watson as either fool or knave – either ought to mean the end of his career
“The Light of Lights looks always on the motive, not the deed; the Shadow of Shadows on the deed alone.”
Plus: Sympathy for the Downing Street SpAds. The case for chemical castration. And: my interviews with the Tory leadership candidates.
Earlier this month, however, when it emerged that another rape gang had been operating with impunity, this time in Telford, the silence was deafening.
Polling suggests real concern among them about extremism. But one wouldn’t think so from the coverage of her appointment.
Even after all the problems, and the threadbare findings, Wiltshire Police show no sign of realising their errors.