Charged with managing Whitehall, trouble-shooting, clocking Sturgeon, and preparing government for Brexit, his workload would make lesser mortals crumble.
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Andrew Gimson’s Lords sketch: Lord Lisvane warns that Brexit could increase the powers of the Executive
Lord Willoughby de Broke congratulated the PM on giving “a UKIP speech”, so who needs UKIP?
The situation is volatile, but on balance it is more likely that Labour will hang on, and that Paul Nuttall will be the first victim of Thursday’s by-election.
Her refusal to gossip with journalists makes her serious.
Macmillan’s efforts succeeded because Churchill backed him fully. The Communities Secretary is not in the same happy position with May.
Parliamentary sovereignty has become fashionable among Europhiles who used to consider it barbaric.
He says that while Birmingham itself and Solihull are particularly buoyant, large parts of the region feel that they have missed out on growth.
Davis and Starmer said the EU referendum result must be respected, but Clarke upheld MPs’ right to defy it.
We never thought we would write the words “Bring back Ed Miliband”.
His critics have fallen for the Fact-Checking Fallacy: the illusion that in politics or journalism, accurate facts are all that matter.
But Corbyn at least managed to start better than he would have done a year ago.
Interview: Damian Collins on how the Government can remove the sword of Damocles dangling over the press
The Culture, Media and Sport Committee Chairman says that the key is for IPSO to adopt a Leveson-compliant system of low-cost arbitration.
The Prime Minister’s idea of professionalism is to be resolutely unsensational.
The traditional Labour voters in this Cumbrian by-election seem to respect May more than they respect their own leader.
Otherwise she will provoke a mutiny in her own ranks.