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Small boats. Will the momentum of events propel Sunak into fighting the next election as a referendum on the ECHR?
“For whatever reason, he may be morphing into the politician I hoped he would become – the moderate man whose patience is exhausted.”
If polling stations are going to ask voters for their papers, please, then it’s time for ID cards
“It is absurd to keep demanding citizens prove their identity whilst making a pious stand against giving them an easy way to do so.”
The Budget. Between a rocky economy and fretful Conservative MPs, Sunak and Hunt will dare to be dull.
“One ex-minister described the corporation tax rise to me as “categorically the wrong decision”. But the same old question for backbenchers remains: what will you sacrifice for tax cuts?”
ConHome Defence & Security Conference sketch: Wallace the wine waiter says the Army’s kit is “desperately in need of replacement”
“The Defence Secretary said “the real battle for defence” will come in the Comprehensive Spending Review in 2024-5, and “I’m not sure I’ll be here in two years”.”
Donelan is wrong. Government officials should be banned from using TikTok on work devices.
Georgia L. Gilholy
“It is absurd to pretend a company with obvious links to the Chinese Communist Party does not pose a clear and present danger to national security.”
In New Zealand, another Westminster system grapples with thorny question of civil service neutrality
“In Wellington, the lines between government, politics, and lobbying are far more blurred than would ever be allowed in London.”
Small boats. Ministers are boisterous and their critics strident. But the Bill is in some ways curiously half-hearted.
Yuan Yi Zhu
“Unless it is strengthened further, the stage seems set for a showdown over this country’s continued membership of the ECHR.”
Today, we announce data protection reforms. And seize a major Brexit opportunity.
Michelle Donelan MP
“At long last, as an independent nation once again, we have the power to eliminate the EU’s one-size-fits-all hulk, and replace it with a common sense alternative that is tailored to the needs of our businesses and our culture.”
With parking charges and tax rises, the Lib Dems are undermining small businesses in St Albans
“This is not to mention closing the roads in the city centre, a legacy of trying to enforce pedestrianisation.”
ConHome exclusive. The first round of candidate selections will take place from April 17th.
“We understand that CCHQ plans to have one selection per region in this first round.”