If the Prime Minister doesn’t have confidence in his most senior Ministers, it’s impossible to see how anyone else can.
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Some of its problems can be fixed. Others won’t be. And one perhaps can’t be: namely, that this Parliament seems to be incapable of saying No.
As with Brexit, much of the Tory family finds itself pitted against the permanent State on how Britain aligns itself in the world.
Danny Kruger: The charities package and real conservatism. Our focus is on neither the individual nor the state, but on what’s between them.
The Treasury’s decision is a vital moment in the battle against coronavirus and in the emerging consensus about the country we want to be in future.
A book which sees the ultra-liberals as a threat. But doesn’t recognise that they’re not having it all their own way.
The Conservative victory in the general election of 2019, on a promise to Get Brexit Done, was a crushing defeat for them.
Budget 1) This was less a Conservative Budget than “the People’s Budget”. From a Vote Leave Government – not the usual Tory one.
It may be necessary, given the Coronavirus, and could even work. But Britain has a long, long record of state spending failing to turbo-charge growth.
If Downing Street doesn’t grip the campaign against Patel by allies of her Permanent Secretary and others, it may spiral out of control.
It is straining to be bigger and better, and see further, faster. But the lesson of the story is that it can’t see everywhere at once.
The Treasury fights back. How it plans to drive radical reform – and become “the Government’s internal think tank”
Would the Government have the bottle for planning, childcare and police overhauls – and will Downing Street sign up to this plan anyway?
James Frayne: Ten errors that Conservatives must avoid making about the new working class voters who backed them last month
Listening to conversations in Westminster in recent days, I fear a number of misconceptions will drive bad decision-making.
There are three main issues for us. The HE/FE balance, making all students welcome on campus and the Conservatives’ own internal housekeeping.
Don’t expect Downing Street to bother too much about what MPs or the media think as it prepares to shake up government and Whitehall.
Johnson is a self-described “Brexity Hezza” and now has the chance to mould a Party and country in his own romantic image.
We placed our trust in Johnson. Whatever happens on Thursday, he has kept faith with us – and with Britain.
A Black, sorry, Red Swan may carry him off. But in less than six months he has rescued the Conservatives, and is on the brink of delivering the referendum mandate.
We unleashed Nick Timothy on the world as a columnist. Meet the husband-and-wife combo of Rachel Wolf and James Frayne.