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Posts Tagged: Robert Buckland MP
It’s a rotten springboard from which to vault into Party Conference as it begins today. But what goes down may go back up.
Today’s ConservativeHome online fringe event line-up: Barclay, Buckland, Ford, Glen, Afolami and Courts
The Justice Secretary and the Chief Secretary to the Treasury lead our cast of ministers, MPs, and experts for Day One.
It’s speeches for Sunak, Patel and Raab; interviews in different formats for Gove, Hancock and others; while others still are relegated to panels…
Luke Stanley: With rising unemployment, Ministers should look beyond work-related paths out of crime – to families
Research has found that offenders visited in prison by their family were less likely to reoffend within a year of release than those who were not.
WATCH: ‘If I see the rule of law being broken in a way that I find unacceptable then of course I will go’
The Justice Secretary is challenged over Boris Johnson’s proposal to override elements of the Withdrawal Agreement to protect the British internal market.
WATCH: Buckland says UK Internal Market Bill offers ‘insurance policy’ on the Northern Ireland Protocol
“This is something that a responsible government does in order to prepare for the worst. But can I reiterate our steely determination to get a deal.”
Plus: Deteriorating broadsheet standards, a divided United Kingdom. And: nineteen years on from 9/11.
Johnson and Cummings’ previous assaults on the pre-Brexit order have been brilliantly conceived. This one may not be up to the same standard.
Last month, he was sixth from top. Now, he is eighth from bottom. Only six Ministers have a satisfaction rating of more than half.
By the way, it is a travesty that the Chief Secretary to the Treasury and Leader of the House aren’t full members.
The Constitution, Democracy and Rights Commission pledged in the Conservative Manifesto is being quietly shelved
It was promised “in our first year”. Instead, there will be mini-commissions, and a push to reform a Government bugbear: judicial review.
We give you divorce reform, abortion law in Northern Ireland, citizenship rights for three million Hong Kongers, and the rainbow flag.
Our Cabinet League Table: Sunak top, Johnson down again, Patel up – and Williamson and Jenrick in negative territory
That’s the Prime Minister’s lowest score since he entered Downing Street for the first time last summer.
Looking through the wrong end of the telescope. The problem isn’t too many divorces. It’s too few marriages.
The Government’s plans for divorce law reform are the lesser of two evils. But it needs to think more and act decisively to help couples who stay married.