We are being nudged towards Norway Minus rather than Canada Plus Plus Plus almost without anyone noticing.
Posts Tagged: Michael Gove MP
Theresa May thought aloud about low interest rates. Mark Carney hit back and no more was heard from her. Time for others to do so?
The Environment Secretary sets out why members of the Cabinet are sceptical about the Prime Minister’s proposals.
Speculation about pressure on Williamson, or calculation about Cabinet numbers, misses a key point: May must keep Davis and Fox onside.
Today’s announcements are extremely cautious. Some of this is justified, some less so, but it makes a stark contrast to the Gove era.
The survey went out as Javid replaced Rudd, and he has bounced up to become the only other person polled who gets into double figures.
James Frayne: The Home Office is famously hard to run, but Rudd might have survived had she had a better grip on it
In my experience of departmental life, it will take at least six months before we can judge Javid’s management.
There are two options under consideration. One in particular, the partnership model, is unworkable and unacceptable. It should be put out of its misery.
That’s four Cabinet Ministers gone in less than a year since the election – Michael Fallon, Priti Patel, Damian Green…and now the Home Secretary.
It is too fragmented to deliver this successfully – so a senior Cabinet minister should be tasked with bringing about change.
It has fascinated me since growing up in a single parent family on the outskirts of Belfast – before attending the lowest-performing secondary school in Northern Ireland.
Without a firm, stated base, we are vulnerable to being pushed around by the Commission. Ministers might find it uncomfortable to talk numbers, but they must.
I took part in the first ever debate held in Parliament on soil. Solar panels line my office roof. Also I use a Somerset wicker basket instead of plastic bags.
Dan Pitt: Green politics can be deeply Tory – in its sense of conservation, piety, and obligation to those living and dead
Part of settling down and marking time, as Roger Scruton would say, is protecting our environment. Doing so is an unchosen obligation upon us.
She will be feeling a hand of history on her shoulder, and wondering if the other holds a knife at her back.