The yearning to render everything inoffensive has itself become offensive, for it leads to persistent self-censorship.
Posts Tagged: Sajid Javid MP
Sarah Ingham: The NHS failed the nation during the pandemic. Awarding it the George Cross was a mistake.
Furthermore, by allowing the Queen to do this, the Government has dragged the monarch into the political murk.
Heads they win, tails they lose. Ministers are now under double pressure – from both pro and anti-lockdown campaigners.
The former claim that Ministers are moving too slowly; the latter that they’re moving too fast – or that they shouldn’t move at all.
Two by-elections and one Health Secretary – losses see Johnson fall by 16 points in our Cabinet League Table
Javid comes straight in at fifth place; Williamson’s score is in freefall; and the podium positions are unchanged.
Anne McIntosh: How casinos and betting shops can help the economy recover once life returns to normal
The industry has gone to huge efforts to become Covid secure, and contributes a huge amount in tax.
The Office of National Statistics data shows that the amount of adults self-isolating has rapidly come down.
“We have to learn to live with Covid…we want every step to be irreversible. The restrictions on our freedoms must come to an end.”
The former Work and Pensions Secretary suggests the appointment will shift the balance of the argument inside the Government.
His in-tray features: Covid, mental health, NHS reform…and social care. He’s set to be the most pressured Health Secretary since Lansley.
WATCH: My most immediate priority is “to see that we can return to normal as soon and as quickly as possible”, says Javid
The new Health Secretary tells the media “I was honoured to take up this position. I also know it comes with huge responsibility”.
“The Government has said they will do it by the end of this year, and I know Sajid will want to honour that promise.”
Slowing the loss of senior staff is integral to shoring up Johnson’s Government – and enabling it to deliver
The pace of departure, the allegations about him and how they’re being handled are all inextricably linked.
The former Chancellor discusses his conservative vision with Ryan Henson of the Coalition for Global Prosperity.
On Friday 26th and Saturday 27th March, join Javid, Jenrick, Scully and other special guests in our free fringe programme.
A new volume of essays puts special advisers in historical context, and suggests the Cabinet has been marginalised by a succession of over-mighty PMs.