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Posts Tagged: David Willetts MP
He stands out as a co-operative presence amidst the uncertainties of court cases, elections on the continent, and whatever negotiations may bring.
Rachel Wolf: We are failing on innovation. But here’s how we can use the power of government to succeed.
Unlike America’s, our institutions are too timid, too diffuse in their aims, and too low-risk – and are consequently staffed by the wrong people.
He makes the case for the Government’s extension, and Chris Cook of Newsnight (formerly a Willetts adviser) the case against it.
Plus links to the full dissolution peerages and honours details.
We need to be better at giving Conservative voters who work in the public sector the support they deserve.
The Chancellor’s instincts on pensions are right. He favours more freedom and responsibility, and has acted accordingly.
Election day is scarcely eight weeks away, presenting a united front matters, and this is no time for the Conservatives to be squabbling over immigration policy.
People of ability are quitting and the pool of experience is shrinking.
Parliament and people are paying a price for the shift to professional politics.
We need more Parliamentarians capable of earning £1,333 per hour – not fewer.
From business people to barristers, a Number 10 adviser to former journalists, a strong field is lined up to compete for Willetts’ seat.
The Prime Minister’s speech today highlights some successes, but fights shy of exploring one of the most important elements of all: tax.
And: Who would answer war’s call today? Cook-ing with Willetts. Winning medals in the EU Games. Plus: outrageous MPs.
It’s a bad thing that former Ministers are reluctant both to earn outside the lower house and to stay within it.