“Peering through reverent fingers I watch them flourish and fall; And the Gods of the Copybook Headings, I notice, outlast them all.”
They have been introduced in response to backbench pressure – with the Government seeming to accept the argument that the Bill as introduced was vulnerable to litigation. Parliament should accept them, but should be aware that some risks remain.
The technical details of her misconduct are getting lost amidst mass leaks from her department which seek to attack her on policy.
The question of who serves in Cabinet is a political one, and Sunak is accountable to Parliament and the voters for his choices.
Johnson’s defeat should not be interpreted as a final victory for the prigs and martinets who presume to tell us how we should lead our lives.
Attempts by the Leader of the Opposition to pin down the Prime Minister on the question of a windfall profits tax did not succeed.
Our political constitution rightly puts our representatives, not the permanent bureaucracy, in the driving seat.