The Conservative Party arrived in Manchester for their first conference under a majority Conservative Government in eighteen years.
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Day 1 of the Flame 2013 Conference in Amsterdam.
Wales' First Minister Carwyn Jones has called for "enhanced and restructured" devolution through a new Government of Wales Act.
Yesterday saw the publication of a very individual report by the original political “blonde bombshell” Michael Heseltine. The title was ‘No stone unturned in pursuit of growth’. Which said it all really. Amongst the 87 recommendations in the Report were some that concerned energy.
What were we to make of it? A senior Minister going apparently off message whilst quoting incomprehensible Austrian philosophers and a Secretary of State allegedly gagging his Departmental Ministerial colleague. Welcome to energy policy in the autumn of 2012.
On a day when the Government, and in particular the energy industry, was cast into uncertainty by the Cabinet and Ministerial reshuffle; the apt warning for clarity and consistency from MPs and business could not have been more clear.