May is so weak that even her command of the payroll vote is slipping. If her Government loses control of European policy, can it really remain in office?
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Even if he toughs out calls for his resignation, the current scandal is a bitter blow to one of the few stand-out champions of the liberal centre-left.
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The whole plan involves maintaining a public-facing theatre of constitutional normalcy which will only further impede scrutiny and accountability.
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The next leader must be someone able to woo the unconverted and broaden the Tory tent. As Mayor, he was that candidate. But is he still?
They should eschew the fire-and-forget approach which gave us the Electoral Commission.
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The Chief Whip has enjoyed something of a boost from last month’s victories on crucial votes, but the overall picture reflects a settled disenchantment.
If the United Kingdom’s negotiating position appears incoherent, much of the blame rests with those who put the legislature in charge.
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Details of the proposals negotiated to try to bring the Conservative Party together.
Between the idea and the reality, between the motion and the act, falls the shadow.