The Scottish Secretary, understated in his public utterances, “often makes the wittiest interjections in Cabinet discussions”.
I urge conservatives from all backgrounds not to not be cowed by the Twitter-warriors and the Left’s outrage mob, to support each other and speak up when necessary and most of all to follow the evidence. We have everything to fight for.
At the heart of the controversy lies the concerns of many women’s groups that a policy of self-ID of gender will leave women and girls vulnerable to males abusing the system to gain access to spaces reserved to females.
It’s a tribute of a kind to the topsy-turvy nature of 2022 that Johnson, Truss and Sunak were all eligible to be both Minister of the Year and Backbencher of the Year.
The UK’s equalities framework looks set to fragment because whilst the Equality Act is reserved, the Gender Recognition Act is not.
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.
He has effectively been treated as being guilty, which he may or may not be, before the claim has been investigated. This offends natural justice.
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In England and Wales the average house cost 3.5 times average earnings in 1997, but 9.1 times earnings last year. In London it’s about 14 times. Prices in England rose 9.4 per cent last year.
At the very least, we need an Office for Economic Growth, as proposed by both Kemi Badenoch in her leadership bid and the former Treasury minister, Lord Agnew.
Both candidates are saying the right things. My own vote will be going to Truss, given that she has been speaking out and acting on this issue long before any leadership contest arose.
Though while both candidates have been successful in putting on support since the last round, Truss is marginally ahead – gaining 24 votes to Sunak’s 21.
The contrast between those blithe campaigns and this appalling landscape is unnerving, and raises profound questions about politicians and truth.
She explains why she changed her mind on Brexit, confirms she would change the Bank’s mandate, and says she would be happy to find a place for Sunak in her team.