We hope that Finn, Newman and the rest of the new appointees provide a fresh sense of direction and purpose.
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If the Prime Minister doesn’t have confidence in his most senior Ministers, it’s impossible to see how anyone else can.
Why the Cabinet Office will be in the dock for Covid failures when the inquiry comes. As will Sedwill.
The Treasury has been welded at the top to Number Ten. Now there’s a push to do more of the same to the Office.
The Politics of And. Securing the Majority. 4) Getting more Conservatives appointed to public bodies
In government under Cameron, Francis Maude and his SpAds helped to make a difference. Time to call in Baroness Finn to hold a review.
Monday’s candidate selection shortlists: Arundel and South Downs; North Devon; Wantage; North West Norfolk
Plus two selection contests in Meon Valley, and Runnymede and Weybridge.
New candidate shortlists for Tory-held seats: Orpington; Bracknell; South West Hertfordshire; and Mid Sussex
Army officers, political advisers, businesspeople, a London Assembly Member and – unusually – a sitting MP are among the latest crop of finalists.
It’s not an optional extra – it’s crucial to delivering an effective Brexit and making the most of the opportunities outside the EU.
If Boris Johnson wants to pursue a No Deal exit, then he will have a fight on his hands with MPs.
Now more than ever, it’s Brussels and not the Government which is in the driving seat – and we don’t know which way it will turn.
MPs have less than a day to study this revised deal. So today’s vote should be postponed. If it isn’t, they should withhold support from the Government.
Nick Boles: Like all revolutionaries, once-reasonable Brexiteers slide towards ever greater radicalism
Where Farage, Johnson and Paterson once praised the Norway option, it is now denounced as apostasy.
The only way of ruling it out is to change the table itself: in other words, to abandon Brexit, or prepare to – as Remainers should admit.
Norway-to-Canada was one thing. Norway-plus-the-backstop is another. It is inferior even to the Prime Minister’s proposed deal.
Obama’s EU referendum intervention didn’t help deliver a Remain result for Cameron. It’s not clear that the Government has learned from the experience.
Wages are growing at their fastest rate for ten years, and employment is at a near-record high. But qualifications are necessary…