The Transport Secretary has set up a reform committee which is getting ready to use the pandemic to rout the Luddites in the rail unions.
Posts Tagged: Chris Heaton-Harris MP
A new economic zone should have its own planning and development policies – with the potential to become a manufacturing powerhouse.
Selections. How activists find themselves crushed by the attritional, grinding juggernaut of the Party machine.
CCHQ itself is also a victim of what it has helped to create. Here’s a way forward that should be acceptable to all.
A No Deal Brexit. “It’s not going to be the end of the world. But it’s not going to be a walk in the park either.”
Since the Government believes the Yellowhammer leak details are out of date, it should publish an up-to-date assessment as soon as possible.
We’ll continue to update this as the Prime Minister fills out the lower ranks of his government.
Andrew Gimson’s leadership sketch: Harper warns that making and breaking another promise will put rocket boosters under Farage
Leadsom threw such caution to the winds and promised Britain will leave the EU on 31st October.
He takes over the role vacated by Heaton-Harris, who resigned yesterday over Theresa May’s decision to reach out to Jeremy Corbyn.
It is a telling sign that several PPS positions – usually the first step on the ladder for ambitious MPs – have gone unfilled since November.
Heaton-Harris resigns as No Deal Minister: “I simply cannot support any further extension to Article 50”
He praises the work done by civil servants to prepare for exit without a deal – and suggests the Prime Minister has not been fully informed of their progress.
Seven Cabinet Ministers. Half the Whips Office. Eleven Ministers. All these failed to back the Government in yesterday’s extension vote.
Now some of these MPs may have been ill, or absent, or abroad. But how many were slipped with the connivance of the system?
“There’s a huge amount of activity,” Heaton-Harris tells Sky News, rejecting Baker’s criticism.
Downing Street sends a not-very-subtle message in its choice of successors in the mini-reshuffle.
Claiming that there’s only one acceptable way of thinking about anything sets us rolling down a slippery slope towards destruction.
The County’s seven Conservative MPs are clear that the problems are “self inflicted” due to financial mismanagement. They need to encourage new people to become councillors.
Rebecca Lowe Coulson: MPs shouldn’t inject political bias into the university syllabus – but neither should academics
There is a legitimate question to be asked about whether UK universities have been fulfilling their duty to provide a model of reasoned discourse on Brexit.