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The International Development Secretary’s response to the Oxfam scandal appears to have impressed Party members.
Alex Morton: It’s time to turn the Department for International Development into a Department for Humanitarian Relief
At a time when austerity continues, we need to be explain that we are not wasting taxpayers’ money on a grand delusion that we can create prosperity.
Taxpayers’ money has sapped the independence, and the moral responsibility, of our great charities.
“We have to demonstrate that the money is not just being spent well, but could not be spent better”.
Henry Newman: Enough! May must make up her mind on Brexit – or risk the collapse of her negotiating position.
It’s often suggested that the Remain wing of the Cabinet wouldn’t wear such a choice. I doubt it.
A bright start in our Cabinet League Table for McVey, Lewis, Hancock & Hinds. Hammond’s rating heads west.
And the Prime Minister, tenth in the table last time round, is back in negative territory and second from bottom.
It is hard to appoint more women to Cabinet when there are few senior women to promote. We count only four at Minister of State level.
As a permanent member of the Security Council and close ally to all members of the Coalition, it is in a perfect position to do so.
Davidson and Mordaunt also score highly, whilst the Chancellor and Chief Whip both languish with negative scores.
And after hitting a personal low last month, the Budget seems to have got the Chancellor (just) back into the membership’s good books.
We republish Andrew Gimson’s profile of the new International Development Secretary, who backs Brexit “and knows how to make a splash”.
Patel got a lot done – in particular, improving international rules about emergency spending. Now her successor must work on an aid policy for Global Britain.
Replacing one female Brexiteer with another is an elegant solution, but the new International Development Secretary brings experience to the role too.
We have always been a maritime nation, and this major investment in the Royal Navy demonstrates our commitment to defending British interests.