He wrote Cameron’s “Hug a Hoody” speech, and during the Barnard Castle affair leapt to the defence of Cummings.
Posts Tagged: Iain Duncan Smith MP
Tim Loughton: So – no Wuhan holiday home for me. Yes, I’ve been sanctioned by China. But it won’t stop me speaking out.
My four fellow Conservative MPs are more determined than ever to make sure the country’s regime faces serious consequences for its atrocities and abuses.
The Government won the division during yesterday’s consideration of the Trade Bill by 18 votes.
Housing First is essential but not sufficient – if there are as many non-UK nationals sleeping on the streets post-Covid as before.
Thirteen Conservative MPs pressed for a faster easing of restrictions during Johnson’s statement yesterday – and 35 did not
Yesterday’s backbench reaction to his Commons statement suggests that most Tory MPs will back his proposals.
There may some ingenious halfway house solution. But it is hard to say how extending it for another year can be avoided.
George Freeman: The industrial strategy reforms I led helped to deliver Britain’s vaccine success. Now for the next phase.
I’m delighted to have been asked to help set up the new Taskforce for Innovation and Growth through Regulatory Reform.
This rebellion had little in common with most others, but the names of many who oppose the Government now show a certain predictability.
There’s a case for empowering our courts to make a genocide ruling over the Uighars. But not for giving them a veto on trade deals in doing so.
Until Ministers have a clear direction in which to steer the ship of anti-poverty policy, they will be at the mercy of the passengers.
The “European Union is determined to stop” the UK controlling its own laws, powers and waters, he says.
Like the virus itself, and like other restrictions, this shutdown will come down hardest on the deep poor
Duncan Smith names “five giants”: family breakdown, worklessness, serious personal debt, addiction and educational underachievement.
A Conservative leader can afford to take on his left or his right – but not the 1922 Committee’s Executive
The Brady amendment is part of the developing story of a clash between leaders and backbenchers over Party management, culture and MPs’ status.
David Gauke: Johnson’s Covid policy – and why it’s opening up a rift between him and his traditional Tory supporters
If he is to take the necessary steps to get a Brexit deal (and I hope he does), he is going to have to defy those instincts on a second issue, too.
Javid is Chancellor. Tugendhat, Foreign Secretary. May, Home Secretary. Introducing the Alternative Cabinet.
The real one is widely and correctly dismissed as weak. So we’ve had a go at assembling a stronger team. Here is the result.