Yet the efforts of other local authorities to provide such opportunities have been derisory. Ministers give speeches but the Government has failed to act.
My polling shows how a Tory candidate for Mayor of London could use a consumer-led approach to politics – as Margaret Thatcher did.
Recommendations in a report from the All Party Parliamentary Group on Autism are well worth Ministers and others taking up.
Plus: Vicious Cybernats. Bolton’s brass neck. Widdecombe’s ratings. Johnson’s death wish. And: the courage of my friend Tessa Jowell.
Well, at least more people than previously now know he is Minister for Children and Families. What should be in his in-tray?
it is quite conceivable that the Left of the party, casting around for a leadership contest standard bearer, will decide that he fits the bill.
Then come Redwood and Tugendhat to make up the top five. Four of the top ten have been in the Commons for less than three years.
May’s damaged authority is having a beneficial side-effect – namely, freeing Tory MPs to think aloud about the Party’s future.
Plus: Cable, the Saudis, arms – and hypocrisy. MPs, the EU Withdrawal Bill, Henry VIII clauses – and hypocrisy. And: on a different note, why isn’t Zahawi a Minister?
Plus: UKIP abandons the field against Remain Tories. A bike-riding Minister isn’t canvassing. And: Michael Crick should apologise.
A new fortnightly column from the former Education Secretary starts tomorrow.
The Stratford MP and ConservativeHome columnist is now banned from visiting his sons at Princeton, despite being a British citizen.
He also points to various “practical problems” with President Trump’s order.
Nadhim Zahawi tells us that the President’s words and deeds will cause serious damage to the anti-ISIS struggle.
He stands out as a co-operative presence amidst the uncertainties of court cases, elections on the continent, and whatever negotiations may bring.