Plus: The decline of books. Morgan sees off the cult of Mogg. Why I won’t fly RyanAir. And: As I reach a significant birthday, I mull writing my autobiography…
They already elect their chairmen and there will be fewer trips abroad – at least when the Commons is sitting. That means more scrutiny of what Ministers are up to.
Dissidents in Eastern Europe could look to Thatcher’s Britain to stand up for their liberty. Are we still the sort of people to whom democrats turn?
Ministers were concerned that the Nationalists’ version granted pardons for acts which are still crimes.
The true believer whose appointment to represent the European Parliament in the Brexit negotiations is “an act of war”.
“If we’re given a concept of operations that looks dangerous, particularly around the ground element, than the Government could find itself in unnecessary trouble.”
There were 26 critical questions from Conservative backbenchers on the Government’s EU referendum leaflet yesterday and 5 supportive ones.
Plus: Trump v Sanders? Beckett’s report: smell the ostrich dung. And: I have never used poppers.
A pre-CSR session with the Chancellor at Dorneywood. Have the Chinese bugged Freya the Cut? DC One’s second-hand fittings. And: Boris Bearded.
Highlights of the debate, including contributions by Caroline Spelman, Crispin Blunt, Nadine Dorries and Dr Liam Fox.
Jesse Norman wins Culture, Julian Lewis Defence…and Meg Hillier is the new Chairman of the Public Accounts Committtee.
TV coverage, Muslim demographics and electoral pressure are helping to move the balance of opinion.
Party members are more willing to exercise their rights – and we will get better MPs as a result.
One is in a very public war, and the other is working quietly – we’ll soon see which, if any, approach is successful.
The Reigate MP speaks to ConservativeHome about seeing off an attempt to deselect him.