The Prime Minister must make up his mind whether or not to see through a policy to stop the small boats – now an issue of profound symbolic importance.
Only prime ministers who have served a full term – be that four years or one parliament – should be entitled to make such nominations.
He shamelessly amplified the slanders of a dangerous fantasist and deserves no political afterlife. Starmer should know better.
Making Dacre a peer would do more to get the Lords in touch with ordinary people than any reform scheme proposed by the usual suspects.
It has real democratic authority including with the Lords which might not be so inhibited from voting down new measures which didn’t feature in that manifesto.
The Government now intends to remove the first 18 clauses of its own legislation and present the Commons with new ones in the autumn.
It marks a shift from his original vision, which placed a much greater emphasis on individual schools having the freedom to do their own thing.
“The Treasury Finance Ministry view of the world isn’t about structural reform to increase the productive capacity of the economy.”
Last week’s confidence vote leaves the Government right about the Protocol’s operability but less capable of acting to improve it.
The authors reply to William Atkinson – who suggested a week ago on this site that it should not.
The Levelling Up Secretary’s proposal is neither a serious attempt to reform the upper house, or improve life chances above Watford Gap.
Though it’s hard to see how he can find a seat before the next general election – given the hazardous nature of by-elections.
The Government could dangle before the EU another gain it wants in order to win a revised Protocol.
The Prime Minister must get out in front of the issue — and deal with the whole mess before it buries him.
The second in a three-part series on how the Government can deliver a strong, secure future for the United Kingdom.