P.S: Only one Tory Prime Minister in recent years was “taken down” by Tory MPs. Clue: it was neither Major nor Cameron.
Posts Tagged: Iain Duncan Smith MP
That doesn’t just mean talking about it – it means putting it into practice both in Government and in how we run our own Party operations.
Peter Franklin: Ruling political tribes 2) The Conservatives. Gove is now in a position to emerge as kingmaker – or, just maybe, as King.
But unless his fully-developed vision of the future can capture heart-and-minds, I’d expect control of the party to stay with the mainstream.
Futhermore, the Government needs to sharpen up its sense of mission. And there is a heap of talent on the Tory backbenches.
Then come Redwood and Tugendhat to make up the top five. Four of the top ten have been in the Commons for less than three years.
Get Heywood and Robbins out; get Rees-Mogg and Duncan Smith in. There is still a chance to reverse last week’s defeat.
Thomas Bridge: Don’t knock Varadkar. He is doing his job – but he is also one of the best friends we have.
What is almost certainly motivating the Taoiseach’s comments is the lack of concrete proposals about how proposed new arrangements will work.
The Cabinet Ministers who backed Leave have gone along with a payment of some £50 billion. But they are digging in their heels over the role of the court – rightly.
Charlie Elphicke: “We should insure against the risk of error.” His Commons speech on Brexit contingency: full text.
“I have a response to the naysayers who say that it would be wrong to invest now. I say that it would be wrong to wait until the last moment.”
The simultaneous creation and collapse of a new force has been written off an establishment failure. The truth is more interesting.
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…
Alex Burghart: Why Universal Credit is needed. How it helps people find work. And what must be done to make it even better.
It’s important that the Government does more to publicise the fact that people can apply for an advance on their benefits with a repayment period of six months.
Rosalind Beck: Ministers are not just adopting, but even extending, parts of the Left’s agenda on housing
The Government needs to see the private rented sector as part of the solution rather than the problem.
Those claiming to oppose “Hard Brexit” have now voted for the most severe separation possible from the EU.
What counts most is opposition to a Bill or to parts of it. And most Tory criticisms of the EU Withdrawal Bill aren’t coming from the Brexiteers.