Positive ideas of empire which in recent decades almost no one dared to express are emerging once more into public discourse.
Insisting on degrees is an example of pointless red tape, and I want to get rid of all such bureaucratic burdens. Sir Stephen House’s Operational Productivity Review is designed to do just that.
Australia, Canada, and New Zealand have all managed to better implement the centre-right recipe for success, despite being ruled by left-of-centre parties.
Some will take the view that someone’s tax bill is their own private business. This is hard to maintain when the person concerned is Chancellor of the Exchequer.
The Defence Secretary stays top, and he, Kemi Badenoch and James Cleverly remain the only three Cabinet members to score above 50 points in both November’s and this Christmas survey.
It’s a tribute of a kind to the topsy-turvy nature of 2022 that Johnson, Truss and Sunak were all eligible to be both Minister of the Year and Backbencher of the Year.
The need to review every deportee on a case-by-case basis gives campaign groups the chance to bog it down in legal trench warfare.
The average score is the lowest recently, though not by all that much – a natural extension of the panel’s verdict yesterday on the Government’s economic policy.
Conservatives should be careful not to assume that all Hindus are Thatcherites in waiting. Some regard standing up to Modi, and keeping his anti-Muslim politics out of Britain, as much more important.
When a minister comes under attack from the parliamentary lobby, petty allegations are treated as monstrous crimes.
The measures would signal that we are a national community, membership of which brings particular rights and also obligations. It sounds pretty Conservative to me.
Over and above his future hangs a bigger question – namely, whether holding Ministers properly to account is the same thing as pile-ons by the media pack.
British politicians are more than capable of committing blunders, but so too are their continental opposite numbers.
Wallace is top again. Badenoch and Cleverly score well. Sunak wins a respectable rating. And Williamson is in negative territory.
The Home Secretary adds that: “When we face so many arrivals so quickly, it is practially impossible to procure over 1,000 beds at such short notice”.