There is a mismatch between Government announcements and Commons realities. It cannot attempt reforms without risking them being amended out of recognition.
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Jon Davis and John Rentoul’s new book contains valuable material, but cannot efface Iraq, or the former Prime Minister’s self-righteousness.
I’m travelling around the country asking the public what their priorities really are. This review should be the People’s review.
But he lists the good news and claims that it has “defied expectations and will provide the solid foundation that Britain needs to seize the opportunities of the future.”
William Keegan’s memoir describes with ebullient good humour how he covered half a century of bad news.
“My job is to make sure that in dealing with an issue like this we use public resources in the most effective way.”
The cohort of future Conservative leadership candidates would do well to start thinking about the structure of the Number 10 they want to build.
Is the Treasury up for funding and voters up for supporting the ideas he sketched out ealier this week?
“Not leaving would be seen as a betrayal of that referendum decision. But leaving without a deal would undermine our future prosperity.” Hammond’s Davos speech – full text
“My message today is this: Britain is a great place to do business.”
Security, cohesion, integration, solidarity: all are intangible. But we pay – literally – to gain them. Why single out self-government?
It’s a politically sensitive subject and the Government has a lot on its plate, but the Treasury is right to be concerned with ensuring value for money.
Unlike the angel, we’re unable to announce tidings of great joy. But it’s worth mulling why the Christmas season can pause even Brexit hostilities.
Normally it’s the other way round. How long will it be before the traditional divide reasserts itself?
Nick de Bois: What my government experience taught me about No Deal – and why planning must be stepped up
I well remember the representations from Treasury and BEIS to focus on the risks and play down the opportunities.
“We’ve instituted it within the NHS already and I would like to see the whole Government going to that position because it’s the responsible thing to do.”