First, that Leave had won dishonestly. Second, that the country had become more racist. Third, that the 52 per cent had wrecked the economy.
Davidson should have a standing invite to attend Political Cabinet, and be encouraged to speak her mind – on Brexit, the DUP and anything else.
Today’s choice is between a woman who has grasped the scale and sweep of Brexit, and a man who has spent his entire career cuddling up to Britain’s enemies.
Recent opinion polls which show Labour doing better bear little relation to what is happening on the ground.
The absence of tariffs comes last, not first. They are the end-point of a successful negotiation, not its starting-point. They are the icing on the cake.
Instead of trying to work out what the general election result will be, it might be useful to try to work out what the Conservatives think it will be.
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Plus: Diversity sweeps Essex. Forget the Conservative Party – this is May’s campaign. And: Give Anne Jenkin a peerage. But of course: she already has one.
The selections in the two Tory-held seats to date have both been won by women; and there is at least one woman on the shortlist of every such seat yet to select.
His great achievement two years ago was to sever the head off the Liberal Democrat snake – and most of the body too. Now he must defang it again.
Simon Burns (pictured left with mystery friend) is retiring. Other MPs will go too – giving Downing Street & CCHQ an unprecedented opportunity to influence selections.
The Education Secretary is grappling with reform of the national funding formula for schools at a time when spending on them is under pressure.
Downing Street may have briefed in advance that there’s no real comparison. But she will clearly play on it for all it’s worth.
A reply to Mark Wallace’s article of a week ago today.
Our Executive Editor debates Brexit, identity politics and Castro with The Guardian’s Zoe Williams.