The International Development Secretary’s response to the Oxfam scandal appears to have impressed Party members.
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Some will not understand the technical arcana, but they will have grasped a point none the less: taking back control of our trade policy.
Our survey. Party members overwhelmingly oppose the Norway option. The majority against a Swiss model is less emphatic.
Whatever you think of the latter idea, it can’t fairly be said that, in the minds of a significant tranche of Party members, the door to it is firmly closed.
Plus: should we join a customs union which replicates the EU Customs Union? And our usual Cabinet League Table and Next Tory Leader questions.
A bright start in our Cabinet League Table for McVey, Lewis, Hancock & Hinds. Hammond’s rating heads west.
And the Prime Minister, tenth in the table last time round, is back in negative territory and second from bottom.
Respondents are much where they were a few weeks ago, for all the turmoil that has taken place since the reshuffle.
Our survey. Big rise in those saying May should leave Number Ten now. But a majority believes otherwise.
All in all, though, seven out of ten respondents want a new Party leader and Prime Minister in place before the next election.
Our survey. Confidence in a Tory-led government after the next election hits its lowest since the last one
It’s a sharp fall since last month and the month before, but not a collapse. The rating is back to roughly where it was in September and October.
Should we expect “overlooked” MPs to rebel?
Plus: Should May resign, and if so, when? Who should be the next Party Leader?
Reshuffle Day. And Raab, Stewart, Rees-Mogg and Cleverly are our panel’s top choices for Cabinet promotion.
Cabinet Ministers were told yesterday that the shuffle will be “significant”, but that word covers a multitude of possibilities.
Tory optimism about the next election is at its highest since August (but is still only half the level of April)
Altogether, 31 per cent of Conservative Party member respondents foresee Labour taking power – be it by coalition, minority government, or an outright majority.
The former Chancellor might have apologised for his alleged ‘freezer bags’ comment, but his vendetta has not been forgotten.
In normal times Diane Abbott’s miscalculation on the cost of police, or Tim Farron’s “smell my spaniel” moment, might have won. But not this year.
The lacklustre General Election campaign was consigned to second place. Donald Trump’s inauguration was a distant third.