When his family fell on hard times, education made the difference. Were there to be a vacancy in that department, he would be an obvious candidate.
Posts Tagged: Chris Grayling MP
Over a third of those who asked a question during a Hancock statement yesterday were to some degree resistant to such shutdowns.
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.
Lewis becomes the first Conservative MP to lose the whip during this Parliament. But he may not be the last.
For the Party to take it off him is one thing; for the Government to recast the committee, or try to, would be quite another.
He has demonstrated prodigious powers of endurance, keeping going through storms of criticism which would have driven many a lesser figure out of politics.
We don’t expect the shutdown to last in full until summer. But if it did, Britain might well be moving towards Universal Credit as a basic income.
Johnson and Shapps may lose a legal case over the expansion plan, and then decide whether or not to go to their favourite place – the Supreme Court.
He is one of the few elements of continuity in what has been a turbulent year at the Government’s top table.
Johnson’s shuffle. If one asks for decisiveness – for an end to drift – don’t complain when it’s delivered.
We have the Government that we should have had then, ready to counter the charge that Vote Leave scurried away from Brexit, rather than manning up to deliver it.
Johnson’s bandwagon rolls on, Davidson declares for the Home Secretary – and Gove deploys weapons of mass distraction
Also: don’t cut members out of the contest. And the right exam question for candidates is: who can best win a general election?
Truss and Davidson take the other podium spots, challenging the assumptions held in some quarters about the Tory grassroots.
It could just be that the next Minister to depart will be none other than the Prime Minister herself.
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 only worse scores we can find were awarded to Vince Cable and Chris Huhne at their lowest points in the Coalition.
Andy Street: Here in the West Midlands, we’re on the verge of reopening railways that have been closed since Beeching
In Birmingham, rail has recently become the leading mode for commuting – overtaking the car. This makes it the only city outside London where this is true.