He is one of the few elements of continuity in what has been a turbulent year at the Government’s top table.
Posts Tagged: Priti Patel MP
Plus: Leaders who will have to go and reflections on my eleventh general election. How things have changed.
Our last pre-election Cabinet League Table. It’s a near-tie at the top: Javid, Gove, Johnson, in that order.
Whilst individual ministers rise and fall, overall the Government goes to the polls with a lot of goodwill from grassroots Conservatives.
Briefing that Johnson will “lock up terrorists and throw away the key” is taking the voters for fools.
Selections. How activists find themselves crushed by the attritional, grinding juggernaut of the Party machine.
CCHQ itself is also a victim of what it has helped to create. Here’s a way forward that should be acceptable to all.
Tech companies who don’t clean up their platforms should be prepared to face the force of the law.
Sunder Katwala: Childcare, not Kashmir. Neither Narendra Modi nor Imran Khan are candidates in this election.
Treat claims of a communalist election with suspicion. The evidence suggests that ethnic minority voters prioritise domestic issues over foreign policy ones.
The ‘tens of thousands’ pledge has been ditched, replaced by something more vague.
Not a good month for the Foreign Secretary, who slips from third place to eighth. But this is probably just due to the rising popularity of others.
It may not be agreed at all with the EU – and if it is the numbers in the Commons are very tight indeed by our calculation.
The Prime Minister himself has said that the May Withdrawal Agreement is dead – and dual-tariff systems for Northern Ireland would be unacceptable.
Priti Patel: If the left think I’m hardline on law and order, they should try meeting the British public
As the reaction to our Queen’s Speech plans suggests, the disconnect between SW1 and the people on this topic is particularly vast.
WATCH: Patel stonewalls on the American diplomat’s wife, the Harry Dunn death, immunity – and extradition
“It very much seems that the lady in question wants to start co-operating with the investigations.”
As the final volume of the authorised biography appears, its author remarks that by the end, there was almost no one who could say: “Come on Margaret, stop it.”
The individual beggars are often the victims of modern slavery. They account for their monies to their gang masters.