The Trade Union Bill is right. But it ends the effective truce on Party funding – so let’s prepare ourselves now for Labour’s revenge strike.
Posts Tagged: Francis Maude MP
A majority means a free hand to shape the Cabinet, and key appointments prove businesses are one of Cameron’s priorities.
Reasons to be Tory 14) Sheridan Westlake. And a bunch of other people you’ve probably never heard of.
On polling day, we honour the unknown heroes of this government – the Special Advisers, without whom little of what has been done would have been done.
Julian McCrae: Four tests for establishing whether the new Government means to keep its manifesto promises
The appointment of ministers following the election in May 2015 will be a critical indication of whether the necessary political drive is still there.
Contentment with them appears to have risen at the same time as some of the biggest reductions in the rate of spending in modern times.
Maude’s work in delivering serious savings has been crucial and radical – Labour can’t be relied on to continue or preserve that legacy.
It’s a modern form of One Nation Conservatism. Harold Macmillan would have liked it.
Digital technology offers the chance to reform the state, as well as politics.
All of the three main parties have frustrations with government. Nick Herbert’s GovernUp is there to help.
He will deliver about a quarter of this year’s spending scaleback. Why not let him co-plan the post-election spending review – and get yet more value for money?
From Reggie to Dessie: The latest leadership candidate – Elizabeth Truss – braves the Pale, Male & Stale
Plus: John Randall’s Serbian restaurant. Soames goes AWOL. Cash goes ballistic. And: Did Letwin and Redwood write the briefs for Page 3?
The Conservative campaign needs some warmth, uplift and outreach. That means focus on what helped Thatcher and Macmillan to win elections – housing.
Cameron says that too many politicians have offered “easy answers”. True. So where are the hard ones?
As next May draws nearer, no political party is yet facing up to the scale of challenge of deficit reduction.
The party should be commended for its innovations in candidate selection – here’s how to make the process even better.
The Tories may have been unprepared for Civil Service reform in 2010, but the same won’t happen in 2015. The plan is already in place and already working.