The Chief Whip has enjoyed something of a boost from last month’s victories on crucial votes, but the overall picture reflects a settled disenchantment.
It contained a number of positive announcements. The New Homes Bonus is particularly significant for shire districts.
Not for the faint-hearted. Contains intense violence, blood and gore, strong language and Philip Hammond.
The Housing Secretary tells Sophy Ridge how the Government has spent over £4 billion, and issued 106 technical notices, against that eventuality.
In response to questioning over Crouch’s resignation, the housing secretary says, “We want to see this introduced properly and effectively”.
We have occasionally seen precipitous falls in Cabinet members’ scores. Vertiginous rises are rarer. Indeed, it is hard to think of a jump quite like it.
His recommendations look likely to be accepted. Greater diversity of type and design is to be encouraged – rather than the imposition of uniformity.
By giving local communities more control, and broadening the scope of government priorities to include quality and design, we can get Britain building.
Our new fortnightly columnist on a renaissance which “through teamwork and shared vision, is producing real results”.
For all the talk of May being pushed towards a Canada-type deal, there is currently no majority around the top table for any Chequers alternative.
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In all, there are 30 new entries in the whole list, one down on last year and two down on the 2016 record of 33.
His long career evinces both a real understanding of issues such as antisemitism and a philospher’s willingness to change his mind.