My experience – mastering those detailed briefs, winning support, driving through reform – leaves me in the best position to achieve Brexit.
They are chosen not from a factional or ideological standpoint, but from what I see while doing the job of Mayor.
The seats that might back a No Deal offer for cultural reasons might well balk at it for economic ones.
Will they now seek to appease turbulent voters by rushing her-deal-plus-the-Customs-Union through the Commons?
Specifically for anti-Brexit politicians, the path to creating such a party lies firmly on what we think of as the Left;
That doesn’t mean the Party needs to move right; on the contrary, it means accommodating on issues such as the NHS.
Lessons from my recent visit to India with Andy Street and Sir John Peace, Chair of the Midlands Engine Partnership.
Given that they saved the Party’s bacon, you would expect senior figures to say and do whatever it takes to keep them on side.
Plus: May in trouble and Rudd in danger over Windrush. Corbyn stumbles. The pound rises. Local elections loom. And: the dignity of Neville Lawrence.
One of the complaints that came up from the groups I ran – particularly from those from minority communities – is that some people get treated more leniently than others.
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Gone is the Conservative certainty of reducing taxes to promote businesses’ own investment and growth.
Its awards consume roughly a quarter of public spending. It is hard to see where the tax hikes or spending scaleback to fund them will come from if the Chancellor sticks to his guns.
We will push back internally when ideologues call for sensible Ministers to be sacked because they are trying to act in the national interest over Brexit.
The first article in a five-piece series by the author on how Britain must prepare for March 31 2019 – and has less than 600 days to get it right.