The Leader of the Opposition got across the message that the Labour Party is under new management.
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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: York – and its potential role as Parliament’s new home, a Johnson joke which could become serious
Hoyle and Fowler are deeply opposed to the move, but Labour voters in the North of England like the sound of it.
He has demonstrated prodigious powers of endurance, keeping going through storms of criticism which would have driven many a lesser figure out of politics.
Andrew Gimson’s PMQs sketch: The Prime Minister takes seriously the task of not taking his opponent seriously
The Leader of the Opposition is still some way from obliging the Prime Minister to treat him with respect.
Bevin, the working-class John Bull who stood up to Stalin and has no successors in today’s Labour Party
Andrew Adonis’s new biography of “the first of a new breed of ‘common man’ who would manage the British state” and became one of the great Foreign Secretaries.
Profile: Olive, sorry, Oliver Dowden, saviour of the arts, bedrock insider – and unknown to the public
Few people understand better than the Culture Secretary how the government machine works, or fails to work.
Andrew Gimson’s Commons sketch: There is a place not just for smiles but for Samuel Smiles in the Chancellor’s vision
Dodds, replying for Labour, claimed Johnson’s motto is “The buck stops anywhere but here”.
Profile: Ben Elliot, Co-Chairman of the Party, under fire for the seating plan which put Jenrick next to Desmond
This Johnson ally, who runs the party on the PM’s behalf, has two modes, charming and angry, and is a more serious figure than he looks.
Andrew Gimson’s PMQs sketch: Johnson would rather be “Wrong but Wromantic” than “Right but Repulsive”
Starmer finds himself the bearer of bad news, a Roundhead reproaching the Cavalier PM for holding out the prospect of a rosy future.
Profile: Franklin Delano Roosevelt, whose New Deal is the inspiration for Johnson’s Build, Build, Build
He “gave people hope” and “discovered how to bypass a predominantly hostile press and speak directly to the people”. Remind you of anyone?
Week by week, Starmer and Johnson become more determined to treat each other as alien and essentially despicable forms of life.
If the Housing Secretary is to survive, he will have to learn the art of sometimes saying no to property developers such as Richard Desmond.
Profile: Black people in Britain, and whether this is an irretrievably racist or a wonderful country
It seems to me there is truth on both sides of this argument. The nuances to which Lammy refers get lost once combat is joined.
Andrew Gimson’s PMQs sketch: Johnson exudes an impudent freedom and refuses to take Starmer seriously
The PM crashed about in a manner which recalled the short, brilliant, astonishingly abusive career of Lord Randolph Churchill.
A new collection of essays from Policy Exchange shows up some of the glaring defects of the planning system.