It may be useful to ask how the Environment Secretary would handle problems confronting other Cabinet Ministers. Consider the case of knife and gun crime.
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And here we end, by reflecting on what he might have thought about Labour’s move away from the tenet of democratic government.
No, the Government is not on the verge of collapse. Only Tory MPs can currently force its demise. Which they shouldn’t.
Its poll rating is 40 per cent or so, the economy is growing, and an election isn’t due until 2022. A sense of perspective is essential – for all the Government’s weaknesses.
Embracing this crude Marxist fiction has put the Conservative Party at risk of lasting electoral damage, particularly in London.
For all his manifesto mistakes, his core take is correct. The key people in elections are who he has always said they are: lower middle-class, provincial, home-owning voters.
It is unlikely that the mass of such voters in those crucial northern and midlands marginals would welcome a permissive approach.
She needn’t to give a blow-by-blow account of the negotiations, but better communication would put any departure turbulence in its proper context.
There’s no need for panicked action: new legislation is coming in, the right signals are going to the electorate, and as few potential converts are being alienated as possible.
Suella Fernandes, James Frayne, Hannah David, Ryan Shorthouse, Andrew Allison and others give their verdict.
Suella Fernandes, Alan Mak, Ryan Shorthouse, James Frayne, Hannah David and others give their view.
This is the right Minister in the right department. And though his room for manoeuvre is limited, he has a chance to make an impact on families policy.
Too many in the national political and media class have yet to realise just how much the ground has shifted beneath their feet.
Now that Labour have chosen Corbyn to be their candidate for Prime Minister, it’s the time to start making the fundamental choices between the two parties visible.
Value for money invites a brutal battle with the industry and may rub voters up the wrong way. What about fairness for recipients?
Two new ConHome columns begin tomorrow.