The new man on the job faces the same old issues
Julian Smith’s arrival as Northern secretary was welcomed by some, but he may struggle to bridge a widening gulf
Karen Bradley’s sacking by Boris Johnson met with widespread approval across the political classes in the North. Criticism of her tenure and frustration at her apparent inability to master her brief provided a rare example of cross-community agreement. Step forward Julian Smith, MP for Skipton and Ripon, as the man selected to replace her as Secretary of State for the North.
The former government chief whip, who came under intense pressure to resign after...
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