He suggests that Johnson is acting dishonestly in claiming that he wants a deal. But with all respect to the former Chancellor, he is throwing stones from a glass house.
As with the NHS, policing, immigration and stop & search, so with trade. The Prime Minister will want a quick win – or at least progress towards one.
He committed during the leadership election contest to raise it to £5000 per pupil – and level up outside London.
Patel’s aim and Johnson’s announcements will be difficult to deliver, but he is intent on proving that his Government is “on your side”.
The NHS, the environment, childcare: the creative energies of Team Johnson must be poured into new policies for these.
His time and room are very constricted, but he can at least demonstrate his domestic priorities – police and schools.
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.
Last year, almost 10,000 people working in convenience stores were the victim of violence while doing their job, with similar numbers reported by big retail stores.
As the Mayor tours TV studios to express his disapproval of Trump and Brexit, our capital city suffers.
A general election is rolling down the tracks. And he is the man best placed to see off Corbyn and Farage.
Plus: Sympathy for the Downing Street SpAds. The case for chemical castration. And: my interviews with the Tory leadership candidates.
Esther is one of the rare politicians I’ve met who is able to communicate authentically with voters in all parts of the country.
They are chosen not from a factional or ideological standpoint, but from what I see while doing the job of Mayor.
My Harlow constituent described her life as having been served a “lifetime sentence” of psychological and emotional torment.
Amidst the gathering leadership election debate, there is a lack of focus on who such voters are and where they live.