The case for restraint isn’t going to be popular, but we’ll all pay if the Government bows to the ‘summer of discontent’.
The Transport Secretary, an early backer of Johnson for the leadership, has become one of the Government’s most trusted media performers
At PMQs, he demanded the Government meet with the RMT. But what would the current Shadow Cabinet do in such a meeting?
The Prime Minister and the Leader of the Opposition were today unable even to agree what the questions should be.
If the policy was having its desired effect, you’d expect to see a drop in alcohol-related harms. Instead, you see no such thing.
To waste time now on internal factionalisation would be indefensible to so many party members who worked so hard to secure our majority.
If it takes a minister looking a prat on YouTube for voters to notice helpful policies, then all to the good.
Conservative leadership has meant transport spending in the West Midlands has already increased seven-fold. But there is still more to do.
If the government is providing the money for public services, it needs more control over how that money is spent.
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The Party Chairman responsible for fund-raising is playing for higher stakes than he may appreciate.
Relaxing planning policy in designated development areas could overcome problems caused by low land values and thus kick-start private investment.
It is vital the Government remembers this while finalising the Comprehensive Spending Review.