He has a reputation as a dour, dull performer – but today he played some shots.
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The Work and Pensions Secretary, sacked by Cameron, is back under May – and helping to reverse Osborne’s clampdown on welfare for working people.
“I think you can argue that between February and the start of July, every single decision that Michael Gove made changed the course of British history.”
…and May channels her inner Mae West.
He has the potential to become a great Foreign Secretary, but will need to establish a reputation for trustworthiness.
The Prime Minister cut Corbyn off from decent, working-class Labour voters.
Interview: Philp – Mutual equivalence wouldn’t be a permanent solution for the City. But it would be a start.
The Treasury Select Committee member warns that unless the Government is more open about its Brexit plans, banks will start to move staff abroad.
But Germany faces conundrums of its own: how to save the euro, and how to lead in Europe without frightening everyone.
An apology is in order to car park attendants. They could think up better questions than the Labour leader.
Andrew Gimson’s PMQs sketch: Corbyn is as threatening as a car park attendant on a wet afternoon in Skegness
The Labour leader is killing PMQs and should let someone else have a go.
Profile: Keir Starmer, leading for Labour on Brexit. A first-class lawyer – but can he be a first-class politician?
The former Director of Public Prosecutions did not serve under either Blair or Brown, and is hard to place in the strife which rends the Labour Party.
Interview: Tom Tugendhat on how lawyers are harassing soldiers, and how he is campaigning to stop it happening
He tells the story of his campaign to stop the ECHR being applied to armed conflict.
The Prime Minister managed to imply that the men attacking her are ridiculous.
Plus: Why do so many expensive hotels think it is a good thing to make their windows unopenable? Can’t we go back to Blackpool?
Erdington modernisation? The most notable feature of Erdington is Spaghetti Junction, “you don’t know where you’re going and could end up anywhere”.