The Chancellor is groping his way, knowing well that the future is unknowable, trying to hold on to as much of the past as he can.
Posts Tagged: David Cameron
Profile: Olive, sorry, Oliver Dowden, saviour of the arts, bedrock insider – and unknown to the public
Few people understand better than the Culture Secretary how the government machine works, or fails to work.
Profile: Ben Elliot, Co-Chairman of the Party, under fire for the seating plan which put Jenrick next to Desmond
This Johnson ally, who runs the party on the PM’s behalf, has two modes, charming and angry, and is a more serious figure than he looks.
Three million of them are unlikely to pitch up here, but government must plan for all eventualities – and support for its plan wouldn’t survive a mass influx.
In that sense, his speech could easily have been given by a much more fitting figure for the Ditchley Foundation: Tony Blair.
Perhaps we should all take a step backwards from comparing CVs, and simply ask ourselves who has a record of delivering for Britain.
“Take a method and try it. If it fails, admit it frankly and try another. But above all, try something.”
The big picture is that Johnson is dashing for growth. We devoutly hope it works but the precedents aren’t promising.
The amendment to the Immigration Bill will be an opportunity to gauge the Party’s willingness to respect the liberties of the most excluded.
Charlotte Leslie: A defining test looms abroad for post-Brexit Britain. Will we act if Netanyahu annexes part of the West Bank?
Or will Britain trade in its global reputation for lawfulness in exchange for keeping Trump sweet for trade?
Profile: Black people in Britain, and whether this is an irretrievably racist or a wonderful country
It seems to me there is truth on both sides of this argument. The nuances to which Lammy refers get lost once combat is joined.
The National Police Chiefs’ Council must be scrapped for proper accountability to have a chance. Greater local accountability is needed.
The CBI supports the Government’s timetable and Starmer is keeping his head down. It is quite the turnaround.
An election that saw them returned to say yes to Brexit and boosterism leaves Johnson vulnerable to events and reality.
Changes to trading hours are being considered, but they’re not the answer to our post-lockdown recovery.
If the Prime Minister doesn’t have confidence in his most senior Ministers, it’s impossible to see how anyone else can.