Speculation about pressure on Williamson, or calculation about Cabinet numbers, misses a key point: May must keep Davis and Fox onside.
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The Home Secretary’s future is entangled with the calculations of May and the complications of Brexit.
Stop and search requires very careful and sensitive handling, but it’s hard to conclude that an increase isn’t warranted.
Futhermore, the Government needs to sharpen up its sense of mission. And there is a heap of talent on the Tory backbenches.
Given the resistance of Tory MPs to spending cuts and tax rises, Hammond’s easiest course would be to push any into the future. But this wouldn’t be problem-free…
Though if May moves Philip Hammond, or seeks to, she is also likely to move Boris Johnson, or try to.
The Government needs to make a decision on our post-Brexit economic model, reinvigorate the Conservatives in office – and win the votes of the next generation.
No, we don’t believe that he should be the next Tory leader. But he would make a better Minister than some of those now in place.
In the current climate, this controversial announcement seems reasonably unsurprising. The issue is by no means straightforward, however.
None the less, a fall in the Conservative poll lead is not unhelpful to Downing Street and CCHQ at this stage of the campaign.
Lord Ashcroft: In the West Midlands, the heads of my Labour-background focus group battle with their hearts
“I just feel worried. I don’t know if I would a hundred per cent want to vote for the Conservatives, because still emotionally I’m attached to Labour.”
John Lamont selected to fight Berwickshire, Roxburgh and Selkirk, as a poll puts Davidson’s team on course to win as many as 12 seats.
It isn’t necessary to be one of his supporters to believe that it is time for Wiltshire Police to put up or shut up.
No, no, no: May’s Maggie’s moment. No ECJ. No Single Market. No Customs Union. What her Europe speech this week will say.
She must prepare the political way for popularising MFN status if her programme is rejected by the other side of the table.
We need a mass of recommendations less than we need our institutions to do their job properly.