For us, the key question is: what was Greensill himself doing as an adviser to the Coalition in the first place?
Posts Tagged: David Cameron
Francis Ingham: It simply won’t do that Cameron wasn’t covered by lobbying rules that he himself introduced
The patent absurdity of a Lobbying Act which excludes the majority of lobbyists means that it simply will not last.
All three PMs did about as well as anyone could in the circumstances, and all three, so far as one can see, are doomed.
Sarah Ingham: After the Batley protests and on this Easter Saturday, a case for tolerating religious belief
In Britain, we don’t ‘do God’ too much. Should we go to church, most are not C of E, but C and E – Christmas and Easter.
A contest exists between traditional common lawyers, who believe the constitution exists (in their minds), and modernisers including myself.
This astonishing story threatens much more than David Cameron’s reputation. Who will stand up for ‘weirdos and misfits’?
He wrote Cameron’s “Hug a Hoody” speech, and during the Barnard Castle affair leapt to the defence of Cummings.
Gavin Rice: The Conservative campaign in Hartlepool kicks off today. But will Johnson deliver for his new working class voters?
The calling-in of a planning application to open a coalmine at Whitehaven suggests prioritising green optics over Northern livelihoods.
Its rage crowds out the clear thinking and coherent strategising required to get rid of him.
A new volume of essays puts special advisers in historical context, and suggests the Cabinet has been marginalised by a succession of over-mighty PMs.
Iain Dale: The EU has no interest in Northern Ireland’s future prosperity. It just sees it as a mechanism to exert its power.
Plus: Say what you like about Trump, but he had a better slogan than Clinton. And: Sunak’s budget was disappointing.
Whatever guidelines there may be on engagement with organisations, no-one will take them seriously if the Government doesn’t do so itself.
Jonathan Werran: The Union and the English question. The answer is to let a hundred localist flowers bloom
The first in a five-part ConHome series this week on the future of the United Kingdom.
Perhaps the answer is bound up with China – and our inability to focus on more than a single problem at once.
Plus: If Sunak wishes to ingratiate himself with small business people, he should scrap the loan charge and IR35.