If change was needed at the whips’ office, it isn’t at all clear why it was this change.
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Since claims that he ordered pairs to be broken aren’t being denied, he must go.
Also: May pledges no hard border on visit to Ulster; Williamson plans to compensate troops for SNP tax hikes; Welsh Assembly to rebrand; and more.
The Corporation’s proposals represent a surrender to the modern trend of fracturing of political debate into regional silos and online echo-chambers.
Also: Williamson investigating amnesty for Ulster veterans; front-runner for Welsh First Minister floats new taxes; and SNP attack new Big Ben decorations.
Meanwhile, Williamson and Johnson’s approval ratings are in the doldrums.
Also: Foster attends Orange Order march in Scotland; pressure mounts on Wood as Plaid challengers break cover; Sturgeon forced to ditch new minister; and more.
From schools at one end to the job market at the other, many of the driving forces behind the campus mental health crisis aren’t vice-chancellors’ to solve.
Also: Grieve says Irish Sea border is ‘completely unacceptable’; Sturgeon reshuffles Cabinet as SNP delay flagship education bill.
Chris Grayling has reportedly “informed Network Rail that this must not happen again”, even as he faced a Commons vote of no confidence.
The former Trade Minister has not just put Boris Johnson in a tight spot, but might have just made a high-profile entry into the race for his old job.
Also: Three Plaid AMs call for leadership challenge against Wood; Foster breaks new ground at LGBT event; and Sargeant inquiry may not report until Jones steps down.
Does the narrowness of the win signal further problems to come, or has the Government headed off the revolt?
That a group of Tory MPs routinely block Private Members Bills is well known. Why did ministers allow this law to proceed in that vulnerable way?
The Prime Minister has appointed a reliable loyalist, but does this indicate confidence, or caution?