Much of politics is teamwork. Can he now create a coalition among Tory MPs, not to mention Party members, that builds on his appeal to many voters?
Posts Tagged: Defra
Michael Gove: I have shown in government that I deliver. And as Prime Minister, I will deliver Brexit – and stop Corbyn.
My experience – mastering those detailed briefs, winning support, driving through reform – leaves me in the best position to achieve Brexit.
Single Market rules forbade the UK from ending this practice, despite widespread public outcry.
There are clearly dangers in accepting the terms set out by green activists – who essentially argue that we can only protect the environment by slowing growth.
George Eustice: We have bungled this negotiation. The best means of putting matters right is to embrace No Deal if we have to.
We are as ready as we are ever likely to be to leave the EU without an agreement. The only question is whether Parliament has what it takes to make the decision.
“We must therefore have the courage, if necessary, to reclaim our freedom first and talk afterwards.” Eustice’s resignation – full text
“I fear that developments this week will lead to… the EU dictating the terms of any extension requested and the final humiliation of our country.”
Trashing last Friday’s event is doubtless fun for Conservative commentators, but not the right course at all for the Conservative Party.
It’s not hard to find reasons to be frustrated with the Government, but we are still delivering for the British people.
“We’ve instituted it within the NHS already and I would like to see the whole Government going to that position because it’s the responsible thing to do.”
We must look at the benefits that reusable nappies can offer, and promote greater awareness so that people can make an informed choice.
Mark Stockwell: The plastics ban. It may go down well at middle-class dinner parties. But it won’t tackle the real environmental issues.
The Government should resist Defra’s enthusiasm for bans and emphasise public education, plus the enforcement of existing anti-littering laws, instead.
The last in a series of three extracts from a new book of essays from Conservative Friends of International Development and Save the Children.
Tony Hockley: Taking back control of agriculture must mean empowering local communities, not Whitehall
In the New Forest, where I live, a local system of consent maintains a fragile balance. Gove’s Agriculture Bill must not replace the CAP with another threat.
We must replace the EU’s clunky and inflexible CAP with a system that rewards public goods, not box-ticking.
Those who wish to wear fur and those who do not will both benefit from clearer labelling of fur products, backed up with stronger enforcement.