From business people to barristers, a Number 10 adviser to former journalists, a strong field is lined up to compete for Willetts’ seat.
Posts Tagged: David Willetts MP
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.
Paterson’s sacking is a mistake. But he is now free to push climate scepticism and Brexit from the backbenches
I cannot think his replacement will be so determined to reduce environmental red tape and Europe’s influence on countryside matters.
The Chancellor’s critics have been proved wrong.
The switch in Conservative rhetoric from the “Big Society” to the “global race” comes at an odd time.
Last week proves that the Prime Minister needs a big hitter in Europe. That means pulling the Lansley candidacy.
The man with a track record of shaking up the status quo is Martin Callanan.
Plus: The shuffle I want. Brown flops. Why on earth do Conservative Governments pour millions into Liverpool? And: In memory of Andy Wilson.
Chloe Smith MP: The economy. Education. Intergenerational issues. The most important ones for young people.
Conservatives are not the mouthpiece of the ‘already haves’; we are the party for all those who aspire to have, and to do, and to be.
The essence of conservatism lies in coming to terms with reality, not trying to opt out of a changing world.
Four principles for the shift when it comes.
And how do we improve that quality? A pamphlet by David Willetts’ former spad may have some answers.
But that won’t stop it being a difficult issue for the Tories at the next election.
This education minister knows what she fights for and loves what she knows.