If more former Ministers stayed in the Commons, it would be a more effective chamber.
Posts Tagged: David Cameron
Profile: Stonewall, a once brilliantly successful campaign group which now seems to be committing suicide
By allying itself with trans activists, and trying to terrify its opponents into silence, it has alienated many feminists.
Daniel Hannan: A Levelling Up Fund will not, on its own, turn Sunderland into Singapore. Localism will take us closer, though.
We left the EU precisely to take back control. Having repatriated power, we mustn’t leave it in the hands of Whitehall functionaries.
This comedian who came out as a Conservative also explains why Labour, by espousing vengeful moral certainties, has lost the working class.
WATCH: Cameron – The actions of former Prime Ministers with commercial interests “can be open to misinterpretation”
He was appearing before a virtual session of the Treasury Select Committee to answer questions about the Greensill affair.
Shrey Srivastava: Why young people should reject the folly of modern monetary theory. Along with everyone else.
Once inflation arises, reversing course is difficult. Businesses shut down or relocate, unemployment soars and we enter an economic contraction.
Because we weren’t client-driven, it was much easier for us to give internal advice which might be unpopular with our bosses.
“We need much greater transparency as Cameron himself once called for”, says the Lib Dem leader.
WATCH: Environment Secretary – “The real question here is what did the Chancellor do when he was contacted” by Cameron
Rishi Sunak “has not acted at all improperly. He flagged it”, says Eustice.
WATCH: Eustice – “I don’t think Cameron took advantage of any rules. He meticulously observed the rules that are there.”
But adds that the former PM has “himself conceded that with hindsight, if he had his time again, he wouldn’t have texted Rishi Sunak.
Sarah Ingham: Greensill. Not so much “What does Jeremy think?” as “What on earth was Jeremy thinking?”
The rush towards Something Must Be Done should be paused. How about having a fresh look at ethics and values, as well as the concept of trust?
Iain Dale: On my radio show, I asked Salmond who he would side with out of Putin or Biden. Can you guess his answer?
Plus: I’ve been around the political lobbying world for 30 years, but the Greensill scandal has genuinely floored me.
John O’Connell: Lobbying, and an unacknowledged problem – namely, groups funded by the taxpayer that lobby for even more
The forgotten victims tend to be the taxpayer and small businesses – most of which can barely get hold of their local councillors, let alone ministers.
Lobbying: a modest proposal. Let’s register any time anyone meets a Minister or MP – anywhere, anyhow.
P.S: It’s early days in the Greensill affair. But the people we elect don’t always seem to be in charge.
Richard Sloggett: There will be no levelling up for Britain if there’s no levelling up for health. Here’s a plan to deliver it.
The pandemic has regularly pitched the economy and health on different sides of the policy response. This is a false choice.