Sir Malcolm Rifkind says there only needs to be “a small number” who rebel, and “it seems likely the numbers are there”.
The Tories are losing this campaign. Sir Anthony Garner’s memorial service. Mrs Keith Simpson trashes my property rights. And: Boris is on all fours with Theresa May
Plus: Stephen O’Brien triumphant. What not to wear while canvassing. Commons catering, KFC-style. And: Kensington – that snake-pit of ambitious thrusters.
Instead of prohibiting second jobs, we should treat serving as an MP as being a second job.
Plus: Bennett’s brain fade. Why I will not put my name in for Kensington. No to Sol Campbell. Why there are no gay people in Alabama. And: arise, Lord Montgomerie!
Insufficient and unequal devolution got us into this mess – only full and fair Devo Max for all the Home Nations will settle the matter.
“If Ministers refuse to give evidence to my committee, that itself would imply that they have something to hide.”
The Party’s plan must be pressed on Labour & the LibDems. If Scotland votes No and the Prime Minister backs off it, the SNP will be back for a second push.
Events around the world are a wake-up call from Westminster’s self-absorption.
By challenging the German system of consensus politics, Cameron made himself a hero for a day.
The UKIP leader’s remarks about the Russian president should ring alarm bells.
Sir Malcolm Rifkind is a former Foreign Secretary and Defence Secretary. He now chairs the Intelligence and Security Committee. The recent report of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) makes clear what observers of Iran’s nuclear program have suspected for many years. Iran is not simply seeking nuclear energy for peaceful purposes, but simultaneously readying […]
by Paul Goodman The second reading of Harriett Baldwin's Legislation (Territorial Extent) Bill took place in the Commons yesterday. Beneath its unstirring title lurks an emotive subject – namely, how to right the wrongs inflicted on England by Labour's devolution settlement. Baldwin's solution is what she called "a lower-strength version of English votes for English […]
The question for you in this Open Letter is whether you will continue, develop and deepen that Conservative pledge to put human rights at the heart of foreign policy.