But the collapse of the Tory manifesto social care plan, plus the Government’s lack of a workable Commons majority, all but rule out radical change to the system.
Amidst the wreckage this morning, there are a few points of light. But that cackling noise you hear from Kensington is George Osborne laughing his head off.
Charged with managing Whitehall, trouble-shooting, clocking Sturgeon, and preparing government for Brexit, his workload would make lesser mortals crumble.
His latest column showed how Brexiteers are chasing a spectral ‘continuity Remain’ threat when they should be supporting the Prime Minister.
This Prime Minister knew how to arrive, and how to go.
After the dust has settled, we must work with our Prime Minister and this Government to deliver a better society for all.
Plus: Boris’s multiple problems. The Chancellor’s dodgy figures. Euro referendum recriminations everywhere. And: SNP MPs in white Y-front shreddies.
By being the Free Spirit who defies Establishment Man, the former Mayor of London has today stolen the show.
Plus: The Parliamentary Awayday. Matt Hancock is bitten by a police alsatian – but as Fabricant observed, the dog should live!
It was all over the 1975 In campaign. This time round, it is largely absent. What does that say about the state of the European Project?
There were 26 critical questions from Conservative backbenchers on the Government’s EU referendum leaflet yesterday and 5 supportive ones.
He regrets the resignation of IDS, condemns Liam Fox, and says the press has grotesquely exaggerated the Government’s difficulties.
Plus: Soames bottle-feeds the Crouch childlet. Gove’s lesé majeste. And: It’s Ken Clarke’s memoirs – Fifty Shades of Blue.
Plus: Boris wrecks the Black and White Ball. Colonel Simpson meets the Romanovs. Soames contra mundum. And: swimming lessons with Penny Mordaunt.
Also: Britain Stranger in Europe. Leagues of Empire Loyalists in Kettering. Elliott and Coates in bars and bogs. Plus: Donald Tusk or is it Trump?