Let’s have Policy Board outside of the constraints of the Government machine – and a commission on what Britain should look like post-Brexit.
Given the resistance of Tory MPs to spending cuts and tax rises, Hammond’s easiest course would be to push any into the future. But this wouldn’t be problem-free…
That’s what Sarah Wollaston suggested on my show this week. Plus: my prison visit, sticking by your friends…and sticking with spending control in the Budget.
Letting disagreements about Brexit leak into the Budget’s treatment could deal the Government irreparable damage – and voters much harm.
Plus: How many letters has Brady had? The tragedy of the death of Carl Sargeant. And: introducing my new podcast with Jacqui Smith.
Most Tory MPs are male. Some don’t want a new complaints procedure – let alone two. Many feel vulnerable. This initiative brings new perils for the Prime Minister.
Given its majority and manifesto, the Government cannot take on both delivering Brexit and quitting the court. But it must stand fast against the Charter of Fundamental Rights.
On the usual form of general elections, it shouldn’t be there at all – and is more shaped by the Party’s leadership than any of its predecessors.
The former education secretary claims a “very senior Cabinet minister” has told her how appalled ‘she’ is at the infighting.
The Foreign Secretary has lots going for him, but he might find it very hard indeed to win the prize that he covets.
The new rules require rebels to strike openly and in strength. Trying to get around them and do things the old-fashioned way… doesn’t work.
The most startling element is its one big dive outside the workings of the Tory machine: he wants the leader’s powers to draw up the manifesto to be reined in.
The Prime Minister has a long story of progressive toryism to tell. Moral authority must not be conceded to Labour.
Supporters of a new pro-free trade think-tank will be told that Tories are all behind them in principle. But…
If new members realise that they have no real say in making their new party one that really works for everyone, they won’t remain members for long.