But no fun at all for May and Hammond.
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Davidson introduced the Home Secretary, who does not yet shine as brightly as his talents should enable him to do.
Andrew Gimson’s leadership sketch: Johnson has a successful launch, but the feral beasts are not happy
He is doing well because managerialism and bureaucratic language are not enough.
He reproached the advocates of no deal for telling a fairy tale.
Andrew Gimson’s leadership sketch: Harper warns that making and breaking another promise will put rocket boosters under Farage
Leadsom threw such caution to the winds and promised Britain will leave the EU on 31st October.
The Environment Secretary reminded everyone that he is the most aggressive debater in the race.
The Conservative Party’s version of Candide contrasted with the stiff, decent voice of the Establishment.
A run-off between him and Johnson would risk being seen as a continuation of the “psychodrama” between the two men.
Corbyn’s new stand-in was strikingly self-possessed.
A self-help book for business people terrified of appearing before MPs shows how much more formidable select committees have become.
The present election will turn on whether MPs and activists put national popularity before ideological soundness.
Meanwhile, in Peterborough, Farage’s party advances and a Johnson premiership looms – as May is steered towards the exit door
Almost all the Leavers said they will vote for the Brexit Party in the European elections today – but even this information was not volunteered.
It is not the resignation which Tory backbenchers were keenest to see, but it makes the end of May’s prime ministership even more certain.
The Prime Minister looked as if she was merely going through the motions.
History shows that One Nation Conservatism, once espoused by Powell and Macleod, need not be wet.