At the final meeting of her Cabinet, a revived Iron Lady told members, during a coffee break, that “on no account must Heseltine be elected”
The sixth piece in a ConHome series this week on the Prime Minister’s Reset Moment – and what should follow from it.
Furthermore, increasing global tensions make improving our defence capabilities essential.
The final part of a mini-series of three articles on obesity policy for ConservativeHome this week.
Plus: virtual conferences are the way of the future. America’s vice-presidential debate worked. And: Fox deserved better from his WTO campaign.
As her Lord Chancellor, I would have resigned if she had brought forward such proposals (which she wouldn’t have done anyway).
Plus: Deteriorating broadsheet standards, a divided United Kingdom. And: nineteen years on from 9/11.
The Cabinet Office’s Review will ask complex questions about its purpose. But a straightforward one may be the place to start.
The overhaul of the civil service continues with a new (and notably less Eurocentric) head of the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office.
For the Party to take it off him is one thing; for the Government to recast the committee, or try to, would be quite another.
From my spot on the Domestic Abuse committee, I saw just how much this Government wants to champion the rights of those who have been victimised.
Our electoral success has rested in large measure on an ability and willingness to adapt to the realities of social and economic change.
Some of its problems can be fixed. Others won’t be. And one perhaps can’t be: namely, that this Parliament seems to be incapable of saying No.
John Major’s efforts in the Nineties, part-reversed by Blair, seem almost designed to give the market a bad name. There is an alternative.
Those who argue that the virus isn’t a serious problem and that the lockdown was unnecessary have more brains than sense.