Any new First Secretary of State should not have further ambitions of their own. And it would be pointless in any event to make any such appointment honorary.
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Cameron or May? Clegg or Green? Osborne or Hammond? Hague or Johnson? May or Rudd? Fox or Williamson? Cable or Clark…
Sir Edward Leigh: The Government’s refusal to respond to the Opposition’s welfare motion undermines Parliament
We backed Brexit to make those in power more accountable. The House of Commons must not be ignored as if it were a mere debating society.
We have allowed our enemies to infiltrate almost every power centre that matters and delegitimise our very existence.
The Prime Minister says that she intends to serve a full term and is “getting on with the immediate job”.
Adapt to survive. How May must share power with her Cabinet, Tory MPs, Party members and the Commons.
Davidson should have a standing invite to attend Political Cabinet, and be encouraged to speak her mind – on Brexit, the DUP and anything else.
Placing every single decision in the hands of a tiny group is not a viable long-term strategy, but a recipe for total (nervous) breakdown.
If she tries to work through populist edicts and diktats, she will fail. And if the Right argues that a few tax cuts for the richest will solve our problems, this will be no better.
There is a handful of Ministers who unfortunately display two or three of these signs. They know who they are – and so does Theresa May.
Ultimately, happiness derives from things outside the state’s control. To the extent they can, politicians should encourage businesses that deliver them.
Theresa May’s austere approach to news management is a plus for government – at least, so far. But it’s turning out to be a minus for her ministers.
See his support for protectionism, big government, big debts – and more.
Alex Morton: Effective government comes first, delivering Brexit second – not the other way round. Here’s proof of why.
The tale of the Troubled Families programme helps to prove that if the state doesn’t work properly, we won’t gain from leaving the EU.
The combination of a small majority, radical intent, a flow of power one way to Cabinet Ministers and another to key aides requires adjustment.
Officials, advisers and Ministers will always need external expertise: what we need are conservative-minded experts.