At each turn to date, they have decided that the best shouldn’t be the enemy of the good. Which suggests that they won’t vote against any heads of agreement – however imperfect.
Posts Tagged: Theresa May MP
Andrew Green: The Government has lost its way on immigration – and the Home Secretary shows no interest in reducing it
We should not allow ourselves, in the next phase of negotiations, to be drawn into further migration concessions in exchange for trade concessions.
ConservativeHome’s Executive Editor and Barack Obama’s former digital guru discuss the ethics and practicalities of targeted campaigning, on the Week in Westminster.
Also: Commons gives Bradley the power to cut MLA’s pay – but the Government insists that it isn’t introducing direct rule.
Only 28 years after the poll tax precipitated Thatcher’s downfall, no one called for a new system of local government finance.
“The independent statutory inspection, which concluded last week… was clear that Northamptonshire’s failure was not a case of under-funding.”
Profile: The Prime Minister, as revealed in the twelve qualities shared by successful holders of that office
The author of the newly-published Gimson’s Prime Ministers: Brief Lives from Walpole to May reflects on what holders of the office have in common – and don’t.
The Treasury should be saved from itself by bringing the Party Chairman in to scrutinise the Autumn Budget before it is finalised.
James Frayne: National security isn’t a priority for most voters. But here’s why it could matter at the next election.
It can be a proxy for “leadership” – and it offers the chance to further differentiate the party culturally from Labour.
Henry Newman: We were told progress on Brexit was impossible, but it keeps happening – thanks to compromise on both sides
It’s imperfect – consider fishing. It’s incomplete. It means kicking cans down the road. But that approach is sensible – and, crucially, it is working, bit by bit.
It’s all too easy to ascribe the capabilities of Russia’s best chess players to its secret services. But consider a radical possibility: the latter have messed up.
Ryan Henson: How to improve opportunities for white working-class boys – and get more on the Tory benches too
Research shows that investment in the early years of a child’s life is the most effective way to improve his or her long-term life chances.
The Conservative Party Chairman says the public can “draw their own conclusions” about Corbyn’s approach, however.
Seeking to extend transition after all, thus re-raising the possibility of being stuck in it, or going ahead without proper systems in place would be an unacceptable choice.
“If something is in the national interest, it is always in the Conservative interest.” May’s speech to Spring Forum – full text
“We back aspiration and ambition. We want everyone, from every background, to be able to go as far as their talents and hard work can take them.”