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Posts Tagged: Sir Nicholas Soames MP
Local decision-making must be respected if communities are to be confident in embracing development. We need these principles in urban areas too.
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.
Amidst the wreckage this morning, there are a few points of light. But that cackling noise you hear from Kensington is George Osborne laughing his head off.
Charged with managing Whitehall, trouble-shooting, clocking Sturgeon, and preparing government for Brexit, his workload would make lesser mortals crumble.
Nicholas Soames: IDS, my old friend, knock it off. Let’s listen to the Brexit options – not close our minds in advance.
His latest column showed how Brexiteers are chasing a spectral ‘continuity Remain’ threat when they should be supporting the Prime Minister.
This Prime Minister knew how to arrive, and how to go.
After the dust has settled, we must work with our Prime Minister and this Government to deliver a better society for all.
Reggie to Dessie: My pitch for leader – my great-uncle was a bus driver. He drove one to help break the General Strike in 1926.
Plus: Boris’s multiple problems. The Chancellor’s dodgy figures. Euro referendum recriminations everywhere. And: SNP MPs in white Y-front shreddies.
By being the Free Spirit who defies Establishment Man, the former Mayor of London has today stolen the show.
From Reggie to Dessie: In which glamorous young ladies of Eastern European extraction close in on Conservative MPs
Plus: The Parliamentary Awayday. Matt Hancock is bitten by a police alsatian – but as Fabricant observed, the dog should live!
It was all over the 1975 In campaign. This time round, it is largely absent. What does that say about the state of the European Project?
There were 26 critical questions from Conservative backbenchers on the Government’s EU referendum leaflet yesterday and 5 supportive ones.
Interview: Nicholas Soames compares Brexiteers to an Alsatian that must be kicked “really hard in the balls”
He regrets the resignation of IDS, condemns Liam Fox, and says the press has grotesquely exaggerated the Government’s difficulties.
From Reggie to Dessie: That Ashcroft extravaganza. As Davis edged further from Mrs May, Boris edged closer to Miss World…
Plus: Soames bottle-feeds the Crouch childlet. Gove’s lesé majeste. And: It’s Ken Clarke’s memoirs – Fifty Shades of Blue.