Tories will read the story of his ascent to high office with enormous pleasure – for it amounts to a vindication of the United Kingdom.
Posts Tagged: Sajid Javid MP
“I think the best way to do that, by the way, is to control public spending more tightly.”
With her odd mixture of indiscretion and obedience, her contempt for liberal groupthink and love of freedom, she in many ways a useful ally.
Today, we present two Secretaries of State, a former Chancellor and a host of other great speakers across six events.
Brooks Newmark: How to eradicate the blight of rough sleeping once and for all by the end of this Parliament
It needs a clear prevention strategy in place by year-end, to provide a clear framework for local councils, and to roll out the Housing First Programme.
Why the obsessive focus on new tax rises when we need proper spending control – in the form of a real zero-based review?
The Treasury should hold one as the year rolls on, along the lines of that undertaken by Canada’s government during the 1990s.
Javid is Chancellor. Tugendhat, Foreign Secretary. May, Home Secretary. Introducing the Alternative Cabinet.
The real one is widely and correctly dismissed as weak. So we’ve had a go at assembling a stronger team. Here is the result.
Iain Dale: How many Cabinet members would make your fantasy Cabinet? I count five. And it gets worse…
Plus: incompetence, resignations, non-resignations, reputations, my holiday, Any Questions and Finkelstein’s book.
Sunder Katwala: Gandhi does not quite fit the bill of recognising ethnic minority Britons on our currency
He may have been one of the greatest figures to shape the 20th century, but a simplistic deification risks losing the complexity of the man.
Ministers believe that the present legal framework isn’t fit for purpose if prosecutions of returning terrorists are to be successful.
The Court of Appeal’s judgement in the Begum case is a reminder of wider issues – and the pledge in last December’s manifesto.
Together with error, it is set to cost the taxpayer an eye-watering sum in the region of £4.6 billion.
Sunak’s statement tomorrow. How much like the Old Normal can we afford to make the New Normal be – or try to?
Given the Coronavirus uncertainties, whatever he announces could be even more provisional than most schemes of most Chancellors.
“Take a method and try it. If it fails, admit it frankly and try another. But above all, try something.”
The big picture is that Johnson is dashing for growth. We devoutly hope it works but the precedents aren’t promising.
Four members from the 2019 intake make the top 50, beating longer-serving and higher-ranked colleagues.