The news is not all bad for supporters of Leave. But a weakened Government needs third party support to deliver not so much a Soft or Hard Brexit as a clean one.
For all the chatter about the Customs Union, leaving the EU in full is still on course. But May’s bungled election has raised the chances of a disorderly outcome.
The former Chancellor has taken to the role of newspaper editor, but some will see his attacks on the Prime Minister as unhelpful.
A massive poll lead. Going early. A wooden leader. Mindless mantras. A despised opposition. And then collapse. The parallels are uncanny: why didn’t Crosby warn her?
Gauke is uncorked as Work and Pensions Secretary. Truss replaces him as Treasury Chief Secretary. Leadsom is the new Leader of the House.
Yes, she’s eyeing up a move. But it is not to Downing Street. It is to Bute House – the residence of the First Minister of Scotland.
As we write, the Conservatives are still set for a win on Thursday, but there is risk of further slippage – unless key voters can be persuaded that Corbyn will crash the car.
Oh, and Timothy and Hill should be moved on from being co-Chiefs of Staff – the former to head up policy, the latter press.
“It is significant that the Commission for Extremism in the manifesto was put in before Manchester. We know we need to do more, we recognise the scale of the threat.”
“It was a particular attack on the most vulnerable in our society. Its intention was to sow fear. Its intention was to divide. It will not succeed.”
The Home Secretary was speaking at the Police Federation conference.
We should be asking ourselves whether the law is putting our data more at risk than the balance between collective and personal security requires.
This is our final survey before the election – so our next update could contain some new faces.
Doing so would at guarantee continuity to her negotiation planning, and free Johnson to do what he does best without distraction – namely, campaigning.
May and Davis top the Cabinet again; Davidson’s back in first place; and Truss slumps to a serious negative score.