If governments are going to keep signing up to ‘legally-binding targets’, this sort of thing will continue to happen. Legislative indolence is the root of judicial power.
Many are vulnerable people in need of specialist help. Far better use could be made of the existing Public Health budget.
The former Chancellor can become spokesman for a cause, and it isn’t hard to see what it could be: lower spending and taxes.
Javid’s resignation statement contained jokes but also warnings.
As ERG Chairman his unyielding opposition to May’s Deal proved to be of great significance.
Are aspects of the campaign for trans another example of a development welcomed by some at the time, and ultimately denounced by nearly everyone?
His determination to promote more women may have a knock-on effect on the biddability of male Tory MPs.
An estuary airport was touted as his big idea on flight capacity during his time as Mayor of London. There’s nobody to stop him now.
How the Conservatives are winning and Labour losing the working class – a pattern that the latter’s leadership candidates are set to repeat.
His reluctance to do so is part of a bigger picture: a decision not to dance to the media’s tune.
If Downing Street doesn’t grip the campaign against Patel by allies of her Permanent Secretary and othes, it may spiral out of control.
His message, that the Conservatives will win if the electoral battle is on identity politics and culture wars, is correct.
It really depends on what meaning the Government ends up giving to “approved sponsor”, “appropriate skill level”, and “shortage occupation”.
She will be familiar to many readers as a journalist and commentator who has been published in the Daily Telegraph, The Times, the Spectator and elsewhere.
The Cambridgeshire Constabulary have been rightly criticised, but the Government needs to set timorous senior officers on firmer legal ground.
No, not you-know-who, but David Frost, Johnson’s Europe adviser – and the unusual deliverer of a major Brexit policy speech this week.
There is a refusal to provide the necessary dredging on animal welfare grounds. But millions of small mammals, insects, and invertebrates, are being drowned in the resulting floods.
It is straining to be bigger and better, and see further, faster. But the lesson of the story is that it can’t see everywhere at once.
The diet is always going to start tomorrow. But Governments then yield to temptation.
The shock departure of Sajid Javid obscures the fact that there was much less churn than one might expect, especially at the lower levels.
This site is opposed to subscription funding and a decriminalised licence fee. But both will be forced on the BBC if it doesn’t reform.
The new Chancellor has work to do if he is to fend off the wrath of the Gods of the Copybook Headings.
“Javid has already seen one SpAd fired. The Prime Minister may push to dismiss at least two more…which he would resist. This one may not end well.”
Tightening the definition of a “hate incident” would help. Our new Attorney General has a lot of work to do if public confidence is to be restored.
As expected, the MSP for Eastwood won decisively, gaining over three-quarters of the vote.
Politicians get a kicking, sometimes deservedly, but if you want an example of committed public service, look no further, on this reshuffle day, than at this one.
We cheer the mission. But government needs more compromise, art, tact and accomodation than campaigning alone allows.
Grasping this nettle will involve appointing someone prepared to be considerably less popular with sections of the gallery than was their predecessor.
Plus: Scully goes to Business and Duddridge is back at the Foreign Office. Day two of the Government’s rolling changes
MPs should be allowed to decide if former Ministers are capable of offering independent scrutiny to their successors.