Voters at this week’s by-election in Old Bexley and Sidcup are angry with the Prime Minister, but do not appear to have settled on anyone better.
Posts Tagged: James Brokenshire MP
The Leader of the Opposition had forgotten that it is his duty to oppose, and sought instead to impose a high moral tone.
“One of the most friendly, thoughtful and well-liked members of the House of Commons.”
“Kind”. “Decent”. “Loyal”. “Hard-working”. “Never self-interested”. James Brokenshire dies of cancer at the age of 53.
“Most importantly, he was a loving father to his three children, a devoted husband to Cathy and a faithful friend to so many”.
Among them are: what does he do about economic policy? Who runs Downing Street? And: what about the Home and Foreign Offices?
Hinds’ return to government sends a signal to ex-Ministers. Keep your nose clean and there’s a way back.
Like Brokenshire, who he replaces as Security Minister, he is willing to return to government at a lower rank.
It is harder for liberal critics to impute racism, or undue severity, to a Home Secretary who herself belongs to an ethnic minority.
Cardwell is loyal to May and Brokenshire, but does not tell us much about the Prime Minister’s people
This account of three and a half years as a special adviser confirms how trivial and transitory the role can be.
There can be benefits to democracy – and efficiency from reform. But change must come from below – not be imposed from the top.
We cheer the mission. But government needs more compromise, art, tact and accomodation than campaigning alone allows.
He is one of the few elements of continuity in what has been a turbulent year at the Government’s top table.
Yesterday’s announcement of Government’s design guidance is a very welcome step in the right direction.
When we work with central government, we improve lives and achieve the best results for our communities.
Johnson’s shuffle. If one asks for decisiveness – for an end to drift – don’t complain when it’s delivered.
We have the Government that we should have had then, ready to counter the charge that Vote Leave scurried away from Brexit, rather than manning up to deliver it.
Without strong baseline regulations there is no clarity for industry or robust protection for the public. Fire safety must be a given, not a lottery.