We fear the worst after Cummings’ departure, but Johnson must now make the best of it. That means a Cabinet shuffle.
Posts Tagged: Kemi Badenoch MP
Mark Lehain: “The Government stands unequivocally against critical race theory.” The significance of Badenoch’s speech this week.
The Campaign for Common Sense has four simple, low-effort, suggestions as to how schools can be helped to get back on track.
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.
Dean Godson: The new ethnic minority voices who are challenging left-wing orthodoxy on race and culture
The membership of a new Government commission represents a significant evolution in the story of these issues in Britain – and within the Conservatives.
A true “colour blind” non-discrimination law is needed, with the rights of each individual valued and respected.
Four members from the 2019 intake make the top 50, beating longer-serving and higher-ranked colleagues.
As with Brexit, the fundamentals of the Tory position are much stronger than they may seem to be.
Johnson has fewer than three months in which to move public opinion – the key to getting schools moving again.
Profile: Black people in Britain, and whether this is an irretrievably racist or a wonderful country
It seems to me there is truth on both sides of this argument. The nuances to which Lammy refers get lost once combat is joined.
“From here, I’m afraid, the journey is all too obvious. The only way to prevent this is to reverse the re-racialisation of our society.”
It’s striking that three Tory ethnic minority Ministers – first Badenoch; then Patel, and now Sunak – have sounded clearer-headed than some of their colleagues.
As a rule, the Conservatives are unclear about the politics of equality and identity. But there’s at least one Minister who isn’t.
Latest ministerial appointments: Badenoch, Ford, Malthouse, and Whittingdale amongst those taking up new posts
The Prime Minister has also chosen not to tinker with the whips, in contrast to the habit of both his predecessors.
Let Sunak and Dowden join Jenrick at the top table. And that should be about it. If the Coronavirus takes off, Ministerial changes will be the least of our worries.
His campaign was slow to start, and sometimes misfired. But he found his voice, is part of a Johnson future – and is back on the up.