The news is not all bad for supporters of Leave. But a weakened Government needs third party support to deliver not so much a Soft or Hard Brexit as a clean one.
The Prime Minister’s manifesto will have its flaws, but she has grasped the implications of Brexit more surely than any other senior politician.
A ‘relative’ cap on the difference between standard variable tariffs and acquisition tariffs could untie Adam Smith’s ‘invisible hand’ in the retail energy market.
May wants to break with the Thatcher tradition on controls, but there are risks from our old friend the law of unexpected consequences.
A letter to the Parliamentary Conservative Party reveals the ongoing work to fulfil Cameron’s “no MP left behind” promise.
If he wants to lead the Party and the country, the Chancellor is going to have to start seeing through these plans of his.
It reduces the risk of fraud and motivates parties to go out and persuade the electorate that voting matters.
Downing Street announces the ministerial changes resulting from Mark Harper’s resignation
All in all, a good day for the Centre-Left of the Tory Party, lots of change at the Whips Office…and what the lobbies are bound to see as the demotion of housing.
John Penrose is the Member of Parliament for Weston-super-Mare. Follow John on Twitter. Groaning about your gas bill? Wailing over your water rates? You aren’t alone. Most of us feel ripped off by our energy suppliers (and by our water firms, our banks and our phone companies too, for that matter). Worse still, we feel powerless […]
John Penrose is the Member of Parliament for Weston-super-Mare. Follow John on Twitter. ConHome readers are intelligent, aesthetically literate folk so – of course – you’ll already be familiar with my article in The Daily Telegraph on protecting the UK’s favourite city and townscapes. But on the off chance you missed it, or if the details have temporarily slipped […]
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By Tim MontgomerieFollow Tim on Twitter THE SALISBURY CITY SKYSCAPE What are your favourite urban views? "Do you go for formal perfection, like Bath’s Royal Crescent or London’s Mall? Or the chaotic, bright lights and bustle of Broad Street in Birmingham or Liverpool’s Concert Square after dark? Did Canaletto get it right with his soft-focus […]
By Jonathan Isaby In Westminster Hall yesterday Banbury MP Tony Baldry raised a variety of issues relating to historic houses, noting in particular how they can boost British tourism. He noted that "out of the historic houses open to the public, those that are privately owned, managed, and funded outnumber the total of those belonging […]