The new Defence Secretary’s rawness may make him more likely to dig in against the Treasury than otherwise – precisely because he has a point to prove.
Posts Tagged: Defence Select Committee
Conservative Select Committee election results. A squeeze on places, “Very high turnout” – and some prominent losers.
Ability, popularity with colleagues and specialist knowledge seem to have mattered more in these elections than intake or ideology.
Iain Dale: The biggest gossip in politics is interviewed by the biggest gossip in politics and names the biggest gossip in politics
Plus: The decline of books. Morgan sees off the cult of Mogg. Why I won’t fly RyanAir. And: As I reach a significant birthday, I mull writing my autobiography…
They already elect their chairmen and there will be fewer trips abroad – at least when the Commons is sitting. That means more scrutiny of what Ministers are up to.
Over two-thirds of Tory MPs have joined the Commons since 2010. Now they are starting to flex their muscles.
The driver of Syria’s civil war is a legacy of political, economic and cultural failure within the country itself and across much of the Middle East.