Among them are: what does he do about economic policy? Who runs Downing Street? And: what about the Home and Foreign Offices?
Posts Tagged: Oliver Dowden MP
Our Cabinet League Table. Raab plummets from third from top in July to fourth from bottom last month.
And Wallace is up from ninth to fourth. The Prime Minister and Home Secretary are both in the bottom ten.
Hinds’ return to government sends a signal to ex-Ministers. Keep your nose clean and there’s a way back.
Like Brokenshire, who he replaces as Security Minister, he is willing to return to government at a lower rank.
Football – and taking a knee. If the boos and cheers get louder, Johnson and Dowden will need a plan.
Were they using the Ollie Robinson row yesterday to test the water for a wider, deeper intervention?
The UK needs stronger national institutions, whether that be Great British Railways or the British Broadcasting Corporation.
Plus: How very sad I am to hear of the death of Eve Collishaw, who gave much of her life to the Conservative cause.
Dowden, a David for our times, sees off the footballing Goliath. By whispering “boo!” At which the giant bursts into tears.
The Culture Secretary deserves a gold-plated edition of the Bluffers’ Guide to Politics, and must feel this morning like the proverbial dog with two cocks.
Emily Carver: So the European Super League has collapsed. But either way, it’s none of the Government’s business.
The lesson of this drama is that fans must make their voices heard, rather than Ministers threaten knee-jerk legislation.
[Editor’s warning: as the author of the famous originals pointed out, “there is wishful thinking in Hell as well as on Earth”.]
And Williamson’s negative rating halves in the wake of his intervention in the Batley Mohammed cartoons row.
Joshua O’Connor: A Seat Out to Help Out scheme would support our creative industries – and boost the UK’s soft power
The idea was floated by the Government in September of 2020, but so far nothing has materialised.
Dowden adds: “We always knew there would be ups and downs, We expect that in April Moderna will come.”
The Culture Secretary promises “all options” to allow summer holidays will be explored but warns about rising EU cases.
English understatedness and reticence is all very well, but England isn’t the whole of the UK – and, like much else, Britishness needs its symbols.
Jason Reed: Dowden’s latest task? Regulating the internet. Here’s what Australia can teach us about that challenge.
The UK has a lot to learn from the recent regulatory punch-up between Facebook and the Australian government.