Michael Fallon

The gate beckons for Andrew Mitchell

12 October 2012 9:55

The papers are unanimous: Andrew Mitchell is a dead man walking, and like most pantomime ghouls he’s become a laughing…

‘Nobody likes being in coalition’

10 September 2012 8:57

The coalition’s leaders like to stick to the line that the partnership is professional and business-like when they describe how…

Michael Fallon takes on health and safety

10 September 2012 0:15

The government is keeping up its new, frantic pace on the economy today by announcing that it wants to scrap…

The coalition’s growth bargain

9 September 2012 16:36

The contents of the coalition’s grand bargain on growth will become clearer this week. On Monday, Michael Fallon will announce…

Michael Fallon and Vince Cable join forces

9 September 2012 10:45

Michael Fallon has given a pugnacious interview to the Sunday Telegraph. He said that Britain must end its obsession with the…

Cameron needs a proper party chairman

29 March 2012 19:50

Normally, when a Tory government is in trouble, the party chairman is sent out to put themselves between the bad…

A Cameron-friendly backbench group

16 January 2012 13:20

The 301 Group is the nearest that David Cameron has to a loyalist backbench support group; it is named after…

Osborne has a laid a trap

7 October 2010 18:30

One of the most intriguing questions about the decision to take child benefit away from households with a higher rate…

Michael Fallon to replace Lord Ashcroft as Tory deputy chairman

22 September 2010 16:47

So says Benedict Brogan, who rightly describes this as a “smart appointment”: “Mr Fallon is being brought in to CCHQ…

Call the committee to order

1 June 2010 11:48

It’s committee chairmanship season in Westminster, and there are two noteworthy battles. Michael Fallon and Andrew Tyrie are scrapping over…

Outmanoeuvred Brown endangers recovery

28 November 2009 13:34

The Times’ Ian King writes that Dubai’s predicament presents an opportunity for the City to attract new business. There is…

Why ministers block cuts

17 September 2009 11:44

After Michael Fallon’s claim last week that the shadow cabinet hasn’t got “the faintest idea” of the commitment necessary to…