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People of ability are quitting and the pool of experience is shrinking.
Recent ConservativeHome authors James Wharton and Guto Bebb are present. Both expressed concern about the consequences for their areas of the offer to Scotland.
The alternative to building lots of homes in many places is build lots of homes in a few places: this would certainly lessen, or at least limit, the political penalty involved.
There are signs that Cameron is increasingly sensitive to public concern and anger about the treatment of Christians in Muslim-majority countries
The shuffle sends out a clear message to Conservative MPs: stay on the right side of the Chancellor. Theresa May and Boris Johnson should note it too
Sajid Javid, Esther McVey. Nicky Morgan. Greg Hands – it’s turning out much as predicted. Women, Blue Collar Tories and Friends of George (not necessarily in that order).
Watch out for Sajid Javid, Esther McVey, Liz Truss, Nicky Morgan and Karen Bradley.
By Matthew BarrettFollow Matthew on Twitter. Guido Fawkes has a list of new Conservative members of Select Committees, from Graham Brady's office. Mr Brady explains: "For the following committees I have received the same number of nominations as there are vacancies, the following are therefore elected". The appointments are: Communities and Local Government John Stevenson […]
By Matthew BarrettFollow Matthew on Twitter. Following on from the last few days' rolling blogs, I have below a final list of the MPs (and Baroness Warsi) appointed as Ministers for each department. I have put new appointments in bold. Cabinet Office Minister for the Cabinet Office, Paymaster General – Rt Hon Francis Maude MP […]
Mark Hoban is Financial Secretary to the Treasury and MP for Farehham Today’s announcement that Lloyds will sell over 600 branches to the Co-op is very welcome news. It will deliver a stronger, more competitive banking market – and it will be consumers and businesses that benefit. This deal makes the Co-op a stronger competitor: […]