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Andrew Gimson is a contributing editor to ConservativeHome and the author of "Boris - the Rise of Boris Johnson". He was the Daily Telegraph's parliamentary sketchwriter, and before that the paper's Berlin correspondent.Follow @
Profile: Noble, puissant, invincible? Geoffrey Cox, the Devonian lawyer who holds May’s fate in his hands.
As Attorney General, he is telling his Cabinet colleagues what any proposals for a deal really mean – even if that’s inconvenient for Downing Street.
The despondent faces of grown-up people on the Labour benches suggested they know his measures will be very hard to oppose.
An ominous calm reigned and one half expected the Prime Minister to choose a hymn to match.
Interview: James Kirkup on trans. And how campaigners have exploited MPs’ fear of being accused of transphobia.
And he asks: why did the Women and Equalities Select Committee choose an adviser open to the charge of being parti pris?
But the Scottish Conservative leader cannot shed any light in her new book on the atrocious abuse directed against women on social media.
Profile: Damian Collins. Running energetically (and sometimes tumbling over) as he pursues Leave campaigners
A Conservative MP who has seen much of Collins says: “I like him. He’s more intelligent and thoughtful than his public manner gives one to expect.”
She said the bare minimum on Brexit and Corbyn has no idea how to get anything more out of her.
Theresa May has mastered all the necessary pieties and used them to bludgeon her opponents into submission.
Interview. David Owen’s Brexit plan. Move from transition through the EEA into Canada Plus Plus Plus – before the next election.
The former Foreign Secretary says May’s team are inexperienced in EU negotiations and are “pushing out disinformation”.
A new book, White Flag?, tries to sound the alarm. Will anyone listen?
Andrew Gimson’s Conference Sketch: The Prime Minister restores her reputation for unexciting reliability
The only excitement was provided by the Attorney-General, who did a warm-up act in which he looked like Rumpole auditioning to be Henry V.
Andrew Gimson’s Conference Sketch: Johnson the liberator tells the Tories there can be a better Brexit
He raised his listeners’ spirits in a way that no other speaker at this tepid and uncertain conference has managed.
Andrew Gimson’s Conference Sketch: Javid on how Enoch Powell lost a generation of ethnic minority voters
The Home Secretary also spoke of the vital need to fix the housing crisis.
The Chancellor of the Exchequer dared to be dull as he set out the economic facts of life and stuck to the Chequers plan.