The Government is poised to reverse the trend to competition rather than collaboration that has marked healthcare policy for 30 years.
Posts Tagged: Ken Clarke
We give you divorce reform, abortion law in Northern Ireland, citizenship rights for three million Hong Kongers, and the rainbow flag.
Buffoonery, suffused sex and Latinate evasion: how Johnson’s language helped him become Prime Minister
This compilation of some of the terms he has used shows how, while rising to national leadership, he reassured outsiders that he was still one of them.
Those who argue that the virus isn’t a serious problem and that the lockdown was unnecessary have more brains than sense.
Budget 1) This was less a Conservative Budget than “the People’s Budget”. From a Vote Leave Government – not the usual Tory one.
It may be necessary, given the Coronavirus, and could even work. But Britain has a long, long record of state spending failing to turbo-charge growth.
We are in danger of losing sight of the simple truth which has been a favoured phrase of Tory politicians through the ages: borrowing today is simply taxation deferred.
Her critics have accused her of being “inept” and “demanding”. Could their ultimate problem be that the Home Secretary is female?
How the half a century-long Conservative civil war over Europe was won last week in a single day. By the Brexiteers.
One has to pinch oneself to remember that as recently as last July May was Prime Minister, Hammond Chancellor of the Exchequer and Gauke Lord Chancellor.
If a UK-EU deal is agreed, it will be because both men want one urgently – which in turn opens a chance to reset Anglo-Irish relations.
The eight MPs from whom the Conservative whip was removed who voted today against a conference recess
Steve Brine and Greg Clark, who have also been deprived of the whip, voted with the Government – which lost by 289 votes to 306.
Plus: What would it take to get the Cabinet leavers to resign? Clarke’s Maastricht Treaty Customs Union moment. And: in defence of Robbie Gibb.
The Government is suggesting that it will make little difference in practical terms – but opposed it for symbolic and political reasons.
Mark Stockwell: Sunk by rolling news and social media, Question Time is dead. Even Fiona Bruce can’t bring it back to life.
I like Fiona Bruce. I hope she can pull the programme out of the doldrums. But I fear its time has past.
There is plenty of reason to check that the Government’s ones have been giving sound legal advice to ministers. Too often, it has been wrong.
Iain Dale: Jo Cox’s murder was also an attack on the state. Which is why a whole life tariff for her killer was right.
Plus: Hammond’s jokes. Javid’s stonewalling. Am I a fascist? And: of the making of books there is no end