Say what you like about him (and many do), the recently-resigned Foreign Secretary is one of the very few Tories with voter cut-through.
Posts Tagged: Iain Duncan Smith MP
And, late in the day, the Prime Minister bows to our advice, and rushes on to Marr, today, to make the case for her new proposals.
“If you put a lot of options down on the table, of course all they’ll do is shop around bits here and there and you’ll end up retreating into the worst position for us.”
Plus: Damian Collins and his useless Select Committee shot themselves in the foot this week. Let grandstanding committee chairmen be warned.
It’s about neither the principle nor the form of Brexit. Its purpose is to make leaving orderly. MPs should effect it this week.
The Government should consider setting up a domestic policy Cabinet sub-committee to help alleviate the Brexit bandwidth problem.
The former Chancellor turns Duncan Smith’s point around to argue that inventing and implementing a new solution to the Irish border won’t work.
The architect of Universal Credit is deeply sceptical that the Government could design and implement a completely new system in time.
Onward, FREER, the revitalised CPS. The Tory MPs involved in all these will have to take some risks if they’re to get off the groumd.
Taking back control will give us scope to restore public confidence in our migration controls, support key sectors of the economy, and woo wealth creators.
Profile: Esther McVey, who scares and infuriates Labour by reaching the northerners it has neglected
The Work and Pensions Secretary has a genuine belief in social mobility and is magnificently unabashed under fire.
“She’s offered the EU common sense and practical solutions to some of the issues they’ve talked about.”
WATCH: Duncan Smith – May “has made it very clear we’re out of the Single Market, out of the Customs Union”
He says he tells his colleagues they must “be very careful on this one”.
P.S: Only one Tory Prime Minister in recent years was “taken down” by Tory MPs. Clue: it was neither Major nor Cameron.
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.