The overseas aid and Universal Credit decisions suggest that, for the first time in a while, the cause of fiscal conservatism is gaining the upper hand.
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His report mischaracterises and simplifies the recommendation of a government commission on which I sat.
“If we don’t provide support for people in Afghanistan they’re ultimately going to find their way into Europe”, warns the former DfID Secretary.
The Government’s aid manoeuvre. Sunak retreats to advance – as he sends a signal about the future control of spending.
By reminding backbenchers of manifesto commitments on debt control, he is squaring up for battles to come over the spending review.
The voice of the law abiding majority needs to be heard loud and clear in the wake of Sunday’s events: we won’t tolerate this.
If more former Ministers stayed in the Commons, it would be a more effective chamber.
Today’s aid amendment. The champions of 0.7 per cent will win either way – if not in the Commons, then in court.
Which is what comes of the virtue-signalling practice of setting targets in law, rather than having MPs vote on expenditure.
WATCH: Tugendhat claims he is “cautiously optimistic” the Government will be defeated in Overseas Aid vote
“The reality is Britain has a huge opportunity to shape the world at a moment of extraordinary flux.”
WATCH: Hancock – “Developing a vaccine and making it available at cost is the biggest gift this country can make to the world”
The Health Secretary declares that “you can help the world with far more things than just overseas development aid.”
The UK has an historic opportunity to demonstrate real global leadership at Carbis Bay and in Glasgow. We must rise to the occasion.
The centre isn’t where he or ConservativeHome or anyone else wants it to be. It’s where it is – “Far From Notting Hill”.
“We will be sending out another package of a thousand ventilators very shortly,” Raab adds.
As the country faces a horrifying wave of Covid-19, supplies of oxygen and other essentials are critically short.
Wallace has done well to win an exceptional defence settlement, but it may not be enough to fund all the Integrated Review’s ambitions.
James Sunderland: The Integrated Review. To project power in the world, we musn’t skimp on support arms and force protection
And if that projection is to be effective, we will need to invest in our operating bases – and not just at traditional sites.