On reports of food, fuel and drug shortages, he says there’s been “scaremongering”.
Posts Tagged: Kwasi Kwarteng MP
Javid pips Johnson and Rees-Mogg to the top of the podium in our first Cabinet League Table of the new Government
Meanwhile Ruth Davidson, so often one of the highest-scoring politicians, is at the bottom of the chart after her row with Johnson and strong line against No Deal.
A rolling list of all the senior members of the new Government. As we write, we have the Cabinet list plus those entitled to attend.
Johnson’s shuffle. If one asks for decisiveness – for an end to drift – don’t complain when it’s delivered.
We have the Government that we should have had then, ready to counter the charge that Vote Leave scurried away from Brexit, rather than manning up to deliver it.
Neva Sadikoglu-Novaky and Jonathan Werran: Brexit gives the chance to have full fiscal devolution. Let’s take it.
Through tax competition, we could truly have a real Northern Powerhouse and give cities in the north a fairer chance against London and the south east.
Seven Cabinet Ministers. Half the Whips Office. Eleven Ministers. All these failed to back the Government in yesterday’s extension vote.
Now some of these MPs may have been ill, or absent, or abroad. But how many were slipped with the connivance of the system?
“The argument is a strong argument. I think the deal is a strong deal. I wouldn’t have taken up my post if I didn’t believe that the deal delivers the Brexit vote.”
“On the 30th March one thing is certain, that we will have left the EU. But if the deal is voted down that would prolong uncertainty and chaos.”
The Prime Minister has eschewed the chance to bind waverers with patronage in favour of promoting able loyalists who won’t make trouble.
It doesn’t seem to be complete yet, but here are as many of the appointments as have been released to date.
Iain Dale: This reshuffle could have promoted and prioritised housing. But all we got was a name change.
Plus: The mystery of the missing Kwasi Kwarteng. The presence of the ebullient Brandon Lewis. The absence and recovery of Nick de Bois. Plus: Capita’s failures.
Interview: The double-hatted Suella Fernandes – both a member of the Government and a pro-Leave group leader
She points to the opportunities to imitate New Zealand agriculture, and to crack down on big businesses which evade tax.
Seema Kennedy becomes the Prime Minister’s second PPS. Brexiteer Kwasi Kwarteng is PPS to Philip Hammond. And much, much more.
Others applauded him for “straight-talking” and argued the proposal was about silencing concerns about immigration.
There’s one undeniable trend among those promoted: they backed the winning candidate.