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?
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This is a contribution to the debate – now let’s see what the candidates offer during the week ahead.
His critics claim his appointment as International Development Secretary “could lead to the death of thousands of the world’s poorest people”.
Ultimately, it is economic growth not traditional aid which will support the growing populations of the developing world.
It is an attractive destination, with a friendly population and a fascinating history, but it has been badly let down by officialdom.
Mordaunt: Let’s champion “the invisible women who keep…our nation going.” Her women’s suffrage centenary speech: full text
“There’s a lot of focus on women in boardrooms…But this is not the place where business is being re-imagined.”
The last in a series of three extracts from a new book of essays from Conservative Friends of International Development and Save the Children.
“Where’s Penny?” The International Development Secretary is biding her time, and choosing her words carefully
Mordaunt – like Patel before her – is effective, ambitious, and keenly aware that many Conservative voters are not natural fans of aid spending.
We are not just helping them – we are empowering them to help themselves. That transforms individual lives and helps the region to stabilise.
Our plan seems to have been little more than to cobble together just enough kit to make us a Great Power on the cheap. That cannot continue.
Replacing one female Brexiteer with another is an elegant solution, but the new International Development Secretary brings experience to the role too.
Iain Dale: Feel for the Grenfell judge. Nothing he could say or do would appease those who claim to speak for the victims.
Plus: I miss the Liberal Democrat conference. I miss the beards. I miss the sandals. I miss being asked for a discount on a 50p postcard…
A comparison with its neighbour, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, is stark.
The first piece in our mini-series on reducing the deficit explores ideas from addressing ‘grey welfare’ to closing Whitehall departments.
An experienced pilot warned David Cameron of the problems seven years ago.