By being so scornful, his critics have set a low bar for him. We are about to see whether he can astonish them by bounding over it.
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The start of the debate on the Queen’s Speech showed how the general election will be fought.
As the final volume of the authorised biography appears, its author remarks that by the end, there was almost no one who could say: “Come on Margaret, stop it.”
And Tories have known since Thatcher’s time that climate change has to be taken seriously.
The vehement Johnson of last week transformed himself into a master of the soft word that turneth away wrath.
Andrew Gimson’s Conference sketch: The Prime Minister steps forth as heir to Disraeli and champion of Tory Democracy
The Prime Minister demonstrated his abounding vitality, and his love of teasing the prigs who oppose him.
Andrew Gimson’s Conference sketch: Hancock says the chances of leaving on 31st October are 100 per cent
The Health Secretary answered questions about the NHS with equal confidence.
The eerie atmosphere at this conference is the calm in a party which wants to come back together.
Andrew Gimson’s Conference sketch: Wallace declares that he is not setting out to be a popular Defence Secretary
The Defence Secretary confirmed that he has scrapped the zero-tolerance approach to drug-taking in the armed forces, and commanding officers now have discretion.
Ministers proclaim that social reform is patriotic.
Raab trod gingerly in Heseltine’s footsteps, while the Leader of the House presented the Shakespearean drama of politics.
The former Prime Minister also failed to grasp that Merkel was not going to do anything very much for him.
There was a drilled, demeaning feel to the burst of clapping with which his backbenchers greeted him.
Andrew Gimson’s Commons sketch: The Attorney-General thunders against the turkeys – and warns them that Christmas is coming
Cox fulminated against Opposition MPs for being frightened of voting for a general election.
Contempt for the Labour leader is no substitute for the hard work of showing why his policies are wrong
Corbyn has been wily enough not to plunge into the Brexit trap set for him by Johnson.