The Leader of the Opposition looked rejuvenated, but Johnson declined to oblige him by looking in the slightest bit worried by the Greensill affair.
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Andrew Gimson’s Commons sketch: MPs find more to say about the Duke because he did not always play it safe
The Prime Minister described, with relish, Prince Philip’s ability to drive “a coach and horses through the finer points of diplomatic protocol”.
That sorrow, more profound than many people had expected, is a measure of the affection and respect in which he was held.
All three PMs did about as well as anyone could in the circumstances, and all three, so far as one can see, are doomed.
From Walpole to Johnson, the rude, original vigour of the Prime Minister and the Commons have survived
A new study by Anthony Seldon of the office of Prime Minister gives too little credit to the many among its 55 holders whom he dismisses as failures.
He wrote Cameron’s “Hug a Hoody” speech, and during the Barnard Castle affair leapt to the defence of Cummings.
Starmer attacked Johnson for promising not to cut the size of the Army, yet now doing exactly that.
In order to remain world-leading in science, the PM’s former adviser explained, it is necessary to take risks and cut out bureaucracy.
Andrew Gimson’s PMQs sketch: Johnson wishes to remain in office for another ten or 20 years, so goes on the defensive
Labour has not yet found a way to beat the Prime Minister, but it does sometimes force him to play safe.
In the wake of International Women’s Day, the third article in a five-piece series on ConservativeHome this week.
A new volume of essays puts special advisers in historical context, and suggests the Cabinet has been marginalised by a succession of over-mighty PMs.
Profile: George Galloway, who “is going to vote for Beelzebub, I’m going to vote for a Scottish Tory”
This old-style socialist turns out to be much more of a small-c conservative than his many critics are willing to admit.
The Prime Minister listened supportively, but jiggled his right knee up and down in a manner suggestive of unbearable mental tension.
Profile: Tony Blair. Zealous, unrepentant and driven – the leader who took us to war in Iraq is reborn as our saviour from the pandemic.
It is hard to find any precedent for the path that he has chosen. What furies drive him? Why this frantic activity?
Andrew Gimson’s PMQs sketch: Kindly impale yourself on the sharpened stakes at the bottom of this hole
It is not good for the Commons for the Prime Minister to win such easy victories, and may not even be good for Johnson.