The Mercers, Tugendhats and Cleverlys get a lot of media coverage. However, most promotions come from the ranks of the toiling Ministers of State.
Posts Tagged: Jo Johnson MP
Ethically and politically, defending freedom on campus is the right thing to do.
Alex Morton: Identity politics is wrong – and bad for Tories, too. So if May is staking a revival on it, her difficulties will deepen.
The idea that all groups should have the same outcomes is just an update of the old socialist idea of equality of outcome – ignoring the choices that individuals make.
In the wake of A-level results, the focus is on Universities. But we need a technical education expansion.
As the Conservatives anxiously mull their prospects with younger voters, shouldn’t they think a bit more about the two-thirds who don’t go to University?
We now have eleven runners and riders in our Next Tory Leader section…with another 15 candidates standing by. Watch this space.
The next manifesto might propose breaking the link between student maintenance costs and parental income by introducing a universal loan.
The prospect of crowning the the Brexit Secretary as leader is not without its attractions at first glance, but turns out on closer inspection to be deeply problematic.
Wanted: a revived campaign for Brexit of all parties and none. Without it, Remain may snatch victories from defeat.
The news is not all bad for supporters of Leave. But a weakened Government needs third party support to deliver not so much a Soft or Hard Brexit as a clean one.
A summary of the news from the junior ranks to date. Announcements of appointments yet to conclude.
Profile: George Osborne, who could have stayed in Westminster, and returned to the Cabinet. But who left, and is trying to destroy May.
The former Chancellor has taken to the role of newspaper editor, but some will see his attacks on the Prime Minister as unhelpful.
The uncomfortable question is this: has the push for expansion altered the nature of these institutions? If not, why do they tolerate jaw-dropping illiberality?
We saw yesterday that terrorism takes the lives of the innocent, but strengthens the resolve of the survivors to carry on as before.
These students parrot the priggish and illiberal morality preached to them by their self-righteous elders.
Jarrow goes blue! But May loses her seat! Yet it’s a Tory landslide! The amazing 2020 General Election.
We present dismissible projections drawn from last June’s results…and some electoral trends that are not so dismissible.
It should be the role of the Higher Education Minister to make the Government’s view known that on campus there are practically no limits to intellectual discussion.