The empty Chamber, where ministers cannot be tested by spontaneous interventions, is incapable of holding the Government to account.
Posts Tagged: Jesse Norman MP
A new volume of essays puts special advisers in historical context, and suggests the Cabinet has been marginalised by a succession of over-mighty PMs.
She and her team have been one of the most important assets in the UK’s battle with Coronavirus.
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.
“Javid has already seen one SpAd fired. The Prime Minister may push to dismiss at least two more…which he would resist. This one may not end well.”
Iain Dale: My reshuffle predictions. The Prime Minister believes he has delivered for his supporters – and now owes them nothing.
Plus: A sofa, two dogs, no cup of tea – and my Brexit evening. And: the pre-eminence of Policy Exchange.
Plus: Open regional Tory offices but don’t take CCHQ out of London. The coming IR35 disaster. And: where will you be on January 31?
The dismay the electorate showed for them last is being ignored. That makes it much harder for whoever becomes the Leader of the Opposition to establish any credibility.
Don’t expect Downing Street to bother too much about what MPs or the media think as it prepares to shake up government and Whitehall.
One essential Bank of England chart illustrates what went wrong, beyond reasonable doubt.
We’ll continue to update this as the Prime Minister fills out the lower ranks of his government.
He, Raab and Gove are in the same order as last month – first, second and third. No other candidate reaches double figures.
There are no fewer than 11 candidates declared as we write, and at least eight others who might join the fray.
The former Treasury Minister is regarded as a “safe pair of hands”. However, he may not stay in post for long.
The row over his sacking is a sign of a Party pulled in different directions by the way politics works – and by culture wars. Now a new competitor is knocking at the door.