Yesterday, he bent the passage of time – by giving the Commons the chance to carry out a Covid reckoning before the inquiry is up and running.
We need to focus on policies which will stimulate growth, benefit the many, and not breach the basic principles of fair taxation.
We knew that even the prospect of one would widen and deepen debate on Coronavirus policy – which was essential.
The OBR’s horrid forecasts of an output implosion and soaring unemployment will do nothing to quell Tory resistance to tougher Covid tiers.
The quest of Mel Stride and the Treasury Select Committee for sight of its elusive quarry contines.
The Chair of the Treasury Select Committee on its efforts to get information from the Government on the costs of restrictions to lives and livelihoods.
Fox floated a new Parliamentary committee to “determine that decisions across all parts of Government have been taken on the best available evidence”.
He would not conciliate the Liaison Committee by promising to meet it three times a year, let alone by holding an inquiry into Cummings.
Ellwood to chair the Defence Committee. Tugendhat to chair Foreign Affairs. Hunt to chair Health and Social Care.
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.
Here’s our best stab at who is voting for whom, and this list will be updated each morning, as the contest continues.
Truss and Davidson take the other podium spots, challenging the assumptions held in some quarters about the Tory grassroots.
The former Treasury Minister is regarded as a “safe pair of hands”. However, he may not stay in post for long.
“It would be wrong if we blunt those wealth creators who are not only making wealth, but are also paying taxes.”
The course consistent with this site’s recommendations is to appoint a more junior Cabinet Office Minister.