The Prime Minister is not in a position to force policy about leaving the EU on her Cabinet colleagues – let alone the Brexit Secretary.
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That’s what Sarah Wollaston suggested on my show this week. Plus: my prison visit, sticking by your friends…and sticking with spending control in the Budget.
Spreadsheet Phil must become Storyteller Phil – if his Budget is to succeed where the Tory conference failed
The Chancellor needs to help deliver the sense of direction so strikingly absent in Manchester last month, and indeed since last June’s election.
“We have protected police budgets, and we’re putting more money into counter-terrorism policing.”
May sounded perkier than she has for months.
Reshuffles, reorganisations, investigations – the Director General of the Propriety and Ethics Team in the Cabinet Office is always in on the action.
Her needs to deliver bold measures, but also show that he can read the politics and mood of the party and country.
As the Prime Minister told Putin last night: “We know what you are doing. And you will not succeed.”
Letting disagreements about Brexit leak into the Budget’s treatment could deal the Government irreparable damage – and voters much harm.
The Centre for Policy Studies is working with many young, passionate Conservatives to build a better Britain.
The Mercers, Tugendhats and Cleverlys get a lot of media coverage. However, most promotions come from the ranks of the toiling Ministers of State.
Plus: How many letters has Brady had? The tragedy of the death of Carl Sargeant. And: introducing my new podcast with Jacqui Smith.
Ideas for the Budget 5) James Kirkup: Ditch the surplus target. Build new towns. Raise inheritance taxes and boost universal credit.
The Social Market Foundation isn’t tied to any party. We’re centrists – our advice and ideas on offer to anyone who wants to put common sense ahead of ideology.
Replacing one female Brexiteer with another is an elegant solution, but the new International Development Secretary brings experience to the role too.
No, the Government is not on the verge of collapse. Only Tory MPs can currently force its demise. Which they shouldn’t.
Its poll rating is 40 per cent or so, the economy is growing, and an election isn’t due until 2022. A sense of perspective is essential – for all the Government’s weaknesses.