‘45,000 people came through in dinghies last year, it’s not working is it?’, the GB News presenter asks Shapps.
The Business Secretary was responding to the ex-Prime Minister’s essay in The Sunday Telegraph.
By the time the Government’s legislation is enacted, inflation may well be coming down, and a suitable wage settlement might be a viable prospect. However right this policy is, it might prolong a dispute that could fade of its own accord.
The average score is the lowest recently, though not by all that much – a natural extension of the panel’s verdict yesterday on the Government’s economic policy.
Wallace is top again. Badenoch and Cleverly score well. Sunak wins a respectable rating. And Williamson is in negative territory.
The new Home Secretary is potentially well placed to break any deadlock in a nominations process among Conservative MPs.
Shadow Ministers have attacked the idea. But Labour councils were falling over themselves to put in bids. Levelling up is now about a hand up not a hand out.
The Prime Minister’s score is still dire: he is back in positive ratings, but not by very much. Though a substantial minority of the panel want him on the leadership election ballot and/or would vote for him had they the option, a larger majority of it does not.
Shapps has got his campaign off the ground a bit late, and has made little impact on our panel as yet.
Let no-one accuse the Transport Secretary of not knowing his target audience as he launches his campaign for the Conservative leadership.
The Transport Secretary, an early backer of Johnson for the leadership, has become one of the Government’s most trusted media performers
Agency workers and minimum service guarantees are a start. But there is more for Ministers to do.
“I don’t think there’s any need for these strikes at all, the Transport Secretary says.
“We are expanding our railways – I’m opening lines which were cut in the 60s and 70s under the Beeching cuts”
To waste time now on internal factionalisation would be indefensible to so many party members who worked so hard to secure our majority.