“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.”
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“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.
Meanwhile, Leave campaigners are pitching targeted messages to voters from a non-EU background.
The Spelthorne MP made the case that such a ban would be ‘a spectacular own goal’.
How the deficit is to be reduced matters far, far more than how it is calculated.
Miliband yesterday. Osborne. Clegg. Farage. If they trusted people a bit more, they might be pleasantly surprised by the result.
Should backbenchers really be on-message clones – or risk having their views reported when they stray off it?
By Peter HoskinFollow Peter on Twitter With the Budget less than a couple of weeks away, I thought it would be… Read more »