Loyalty works both ways: ministers should widen existing schemes for Afghans so they match the generosity of those available to Ukrainians.
We shouldn’t assume that Tory common sense protects British conservatism. The fact is that rightwing PC — though in a different form to the US version — is making in-roads in this country too.
If as a Party member you can’t quite make up your mind, might it not be sensible to let Tory MPs do it for you? After all, they will have to work with the winner, or try to, amidst the cockpit of the Commons.
My own view is Britain should aim to be the grammar school of the world, maximising upsides and lowering downsides by admitting a very small number of highly skilled people.
We’ve new bike schemes starting and we are helping Borehamwood Football Club with its latest development plans. We have seven Green Flag awards this year. Busier high streets, low unemployment.
Voters will punish us for picking arcane fights about ‘online harms’ whilst neglecting the things they really care about.
What is less recognised is the way in which David Cameron’s Government decided, not without risk to the Conservatives’ electoral prospects in some key marginals, to withhold patronage and money from some Muslim organisations that, fitfully, had gained both under Labour.
ConservativeHome’s round-up of ten of our best articles from the preceding week.
Paul Goodman returns, and joins Henry Hill and Andrew Gimson to survey the battlefield as the battle to succeed Boris drags on.
Pundits are scornful, and see “blue on blue” violence, when actually the Conservative Party is holding the necessary national argument.
Provisional name: the Government Economic Intelligence and Strategy Service. Separated from the regular Civil Service in all respects.Sustained deliberation, but fast responses to calls for urgency. Ministers the only clients.
Take the case of a Nigerian national who was sentenced in 2016 to four years in prison for offences including possessing crack cocaine and heroin with the intention to supply. The First-tier Tribunal allowed his appeal against deportation on grounds deportation was irreconcilable with Article 8.
Households value pharmacies even more after the pandemic – and people want to see more banks after so many have closed.
The UK is not immune from the risks of energy rationing. An Energy Security Contingency Plan that deals with the threat of shortages and rising costs has to be a number one priority.
Scarce resources need to be targeted at the real evils of the trade, not squandered in performative crackdowns.