And, separately, I interview a Prime Minister who doesn’t seem at all brow-beaten or lacking in authority, but instead appears to have recovered her MoJo.
The Somerset MP strongly supports Theresa May, denies anti-Etonian prejudice in public life, and says a Catholic could perfectly well be PM.
Maybe it was ever thus, at least in modern times, but Tory-held suburban seats outside the South-East are under-represented at the top table.
Are we being manipulated so that we accept, in due course, a smaller (but still very large) Brexit bill as a “good deal”?
Sometimes a politician becomes a beloved public figure – it’s happening to one Conservative MP right now.
The prospect of crowning the the Brexit Secretary as leader is not without its attractions at first glance, but turns out on closer inspection to be deeply problematic.
Seema Kennedy becomes the Prime Minister’s second PPS. Brexiteer Kwasi Kwarteng is PPS to Philip Hammond. And much, much more.
The British media is busy taking revenge on the Prime Minister, while neglecting continental politics.
Activists were directed to seats which there was no chance of us winning. It is quite clear that CCHQ did not have a clue about what was happening.
On the anniversary of the EU referendum, the party leadership needs an audit of what went wrong this month, and a plan for the Tory future in this Parliament.
Plus: Why haven’t Kensington and Chelsea’s leaders resigned too? Labour double standards on the Prime Minister. And: how Jake Berry became a cockney.
New polling shows he’s still the public’s top choice – significantly higher than Ruth Davidson in second and much higher than David Davis in third.
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.
He isn’t perfect – and acclamation isn’t the ideal method. But the Conservatives face a crisis and must take action accordingly.