Starmer obliged the Prime Minister to take him seriously: something Corbyn never achieved.
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Andrew Gimson’s Commons sketch: Remote MPs cannot make their presence felt, so cannot hold ministers to account
Brady, Walker and Baker did their best to challenge the lockdown regulations, but Hancock preferred government by press conference.
A new history of the magazine, which has just celebrated its 10,000th issue, relates how successive editors showed their “hatred of shams”.
Ten things you never knew about South Korea – some of which explain why it is so good at dealing with the virus
The reluctance of the experts to predict Korean unification means the chances of this happening are almost certainly underestimated.
The new Leader of the Opposition put Raab on the defensive, but has not yet discovered the transcendent virtue of brevity.
He is the first child born to a sitting Prime Minister since the Camerons’ youngest child, and in anxious times will bring a smile to people’s faces.
Andrew Gimson’s Commons sketch: Sunak induces sleep, but in his hair a few more streaks of grey appear
As the Chancellor launched his Bounce Back Loan, no one was able to ruffle his self-possession, or even tried seriously to do so.
Our politicians seem determined, as they appear by videolink, to look like so many captives, held against their will in attics and basements.
The new Leader of the Opposition looked more at ease than the First Secretary of State, Dominic Raab, standing in for Boris Johnson.
Andrew Gimson’s Commons sketch: A diminution of our body politic at which the hairs on Rees-Mogg’s head protested
The Commons agreed to hold virtual sittings, but admitted that these will greatly impair its ability to hold the Government to account.
Buffoonery, suffused sex and Latinate evasion: how Johnson’s language helped him become Prime Minister
This compilation of some of the terms he has used shows how, while rising to national leadership, he reassured outsiders that he was still one of them.
How Johnson, by at last making National Insurance a reality, could become the second founder of the NHS
In order to render the NHS proof against future pandemics, and resolve the social care crisis, he needs to learn from Beveridge.
The West Germans realised, when they set up their health system, that there had to be an entrenched place for competition between different providers.
His colleagues express their confidence in their temporary chairman, and in his ability to revive Cabinet government.
History shows that they can usually weather health crises, and we hope and trust we shall soon see this one restored to his normal vigour.