The Shadow Home Secretary suggests “the Government made it harder for the police to do their jobs” at Saturday’s Armistice Day events.
It’s past time that mainstream Tory politicians recognised these realities and engaged with it as an opportunity rather than as the broadcasting equivalent of a leper colony.
“I don’t think we have to do that. There are already structures in place, there is international law that is well established.”
If JSO’s house style prevents us engaging with the meaningful questions of how we best combat change without a decline in living standards, then their main contribution to the debate is lowering the quality.
“HS2 is in the process of being built, it is transformational… the Prime Minister is absolutely committed to levelling up, and this is part of that levelling up.”
“Instead of trying to fix the whole thing, they find individual policies where Labour can be on the wrong side of public opinion and go really hard on those.”
“I agree with the point that things need to change”. The Shadow Business Secretary points out the Health Service already delivers some things privately, such as GP services and pharmacists.
The Business Secretary responds to Sophy Ridge’s question about whether defeats next week should prompt a change of tack from the Government.
“A spiteful, angry tone to a report – as his allies are alleging – doesn’t change the material that it found.”
The Chair of the Standards committee says the whole system of investigating the behaviour of MPs needs to be reformed.
“The Conservative Party has a brand, which is ‘grown up and competent’, and that is what we need to recover.”
“We need to deliver on what matters to people, and I think what matters most to them is their day-to-day spending.”
The Levelling-Up Secretary was asked by Sophy Ridge as to how the public could trust the police in light of recent scandals.
The Government’s approach is unlikely to bring out the best from those upon whom it depends to get things done.