“Undermining her leadership at such a crucial point in our negotiations I think is deeply unhelpful.”
Posts Tagged: Sarah Wollaston MP
Last June’s election has transformed the debate about capitalism. May must find a strategic response.
Tactical newspaper articles are necessary but insufficient. She should make a series of speeches to set out her stall and try to change the weather.
Higher taxes. Social insurance. New Commissions. Reforming NI. Debate on health and social care gathers pace.
But the collapse of the Tory manifesto social care plan, plus the Government’s lack of a workable Commons majority, all but rule out radical change to the system.
Nicky Morgan: The Prime Minister should set out her stall on health and social care – as well as Brexit
Is there a national collection of staff ideas? Are Whitehall teams working together? What conversations are being held with housebuilders? There’s so much to be done.
Some would-be rebels switched sides at the last minute, while at least three others abstained.
Then come Redwood and Tugendhat to make up the top five. Four of the top ten have been in the Commons for less than three years.
WATCH: Beaten earlier today. But back soon. Former pro-Remain MPs prepare to fillet the EU Withdrawal Bill
Clarke, Grieve, Morgan, Soubry, Neill, Stephen Hammond, Wollaston, Sandbach and Lefroy back major changes to the Bill (as do some Brexiteers)
Others applauded him for “straight-talking” and argued the proposal was about silencing concerns about immigration.
Boris Johnson, James Cleverly, Nusrat Ghani, Johnny Mercer, Sarah Wollaston, Paul Scully and others speak out.
Responsibility for social care has been downgraded from a Minister of State post to the bottom rung on the Ministerial ladder, Under Secretary.
Lord Ashcroft: My final referendum focus groups. “I can’t make my mind up. It’s a lot of responsibility, and I really want to get it right.”
Voices from Bromley and St Austell, as the campaign nears its end.
Plus: EU heads-to-heads on LBC. Blair gets his retaliation in first. And: Some people think everything’s a conspiracy – and they may be right.
Wollaston’s reasons for changing sides are weak, but it’s absurd to suggest she did so on Downing Street’s orders
A referendum is a fertile breeding ground for conspiracy theory – but this one is utterly beyond belief.
Also: Britain Stranger in Europe. Leagues of Empire Loyalists in Kettering. Elliott and Coates in bars and bogs. Plus: Donald Tusk or is it Trump?
From Reggie to Dessie: Calling all Tory MPs. If in doubt of your sexuality, please consult Dr Sarah Wollaston or Dr Phillip Lee
Plus: Soames makes his way towards a gender-neutral loo. Lunch with Tyrie, lunch with Kirby. The Shipley Strangler strikes again. And: George Simpson saves the day.