Whatever could Owen Paterson be up to? The sacked Environment Secretary gave a punchy speech a few weeks back on climate change and is now set to intervene in the another important conversation.
Tomorrow will see the launch of Opatz’s new vanity think tank called UK2020 that, according to the invitation, will be ‘dedicated to advancing a genuinely Conservative agenda’. Mr S understands the launch will include a speech by Paterson on the economy – an obvious subject matter for any aspiring leader looking to strengthen their post-2015 credentials. Will Paterson go the whole hog and come dressed as a peacock?