His Bill may be held up in the Lords as he continues to insists that his Government will stop the boats. The only means of squaring the two would be an election with illegal migration centre-stage.
The Government needs as broad a coalition of voices as possible to tackle the fissure opening up in our constitution and public life.
I’d say it’s about saying things how they are, avoiding sugar-coating matters, and not denying reality because it’s inconvenient or because it doesn’t fit your ideology, world view or political agenda.
Consumed by HS2 and stalked by critics, he has put his faith in his instincts, and what he hopes will be three big, historic offers – none of which can be delivered without victory at the next election.
The logic of the choice remains as Ken Clarke put it – Rwanda or nothing. Sir Keir has swallowed much in his pursuit of power, but Rwanda is a mouthful too much for him, or at least for his party. So he’s trying to bluff his way out of the problem.
A critical first step would be a reboot and reorganisation of the Monetary Policy Committee, with greater scrutiny of appointees, with shorter terms.
Gordon Brown entered the Treasury with low inflation, falling unemployment, steady growth, and shrinking taxes and spending. Rachel Reeves would not be so lucky – nor will the Chancellor, if we win the election.
The Government is poised to reverse the trend to competition rather than collaboration that has marked healthcare policy for 30 years.
The latter will make much of the Government’s Constitution, Democracy & Rights Commission – promised in the Conservative Manifesto.
Her told a meeting in 1994 that “it has recently been said that the option of leaving the Community [is] ‘unthinkable’. I believe this attitude is rather simplistic.”
The Chief Whip is a farmer who recognises that “a lame ewe needs to be put down”.
The proposal was defeated by 321 to 301 votes.
Ignoring the family unit means pressures on benefits – and burdening some poorer families with the highest effective marginal tax rate in the developed world.
By JP Floru This morning the BBC was at it again. Always on the lookout for Tory/Coalition Splits, today’s closure of three prisons was used by BBC journalists to rake up perceived squabbles between Tory Modernisers and Tory Traditionalists. It's time to put something right here. A fair number of those of us who feel […]