Mordaunt – like Patel before her – is effective, ambitious, and keenly aware that many Conservative voters are not natural fans of aid spending.
ConservativeHome’s Executive Editor reports on his day out at the unpopular celebration of all things Jeremy Corbyn.
Seventy-five MPs disobeyed Corbyn to back the EEA, joined by three Conservatives. And six more Labour frontbenchers resigned.
We must always remember that the remarkable job statistics are primarily the achievement of the people, not of politicians.
Meanwhile, five Labour MPs rebelled in the opposite direction.
The United States’ traditional allies are wondering if the President’s erratic and aggressive behaviour is a ploy or his true nature.
The internal and external threats to the integrity of our elections have intensified, but the regulator responsible does not appear to have upped its game in response.
For 26 years, the Daily Mail’s editor ensured his newspaper was a loudhailer for a quiet majority – and he inspired love and loathing along the way.
The Opposition is still pursuing its strategy of deliberate ambiguity – while committing to a policy it knows to be “bollocks”.
The combination of crucial Brexit votes, crumbling ministerial discipline, growing grassroots discontent and a rail crisis serves to intensify pressure on Downing Street.
And Davis’ rating slides – as the Government’s Brexit difficulties contaminate the approval ratings of others at the top table.
He might need to read up on his new boss’s record a little more closely.
It isn’t only flinty securocrats who find themselves in conflict with her positive message – moaning nannies should take heed, too.
The candidate will be selected before the Party conference in September.
The Opposition also won’t trust 16- and 17-year-olds to attend unless “accompanied by an adult guardian”, but simultaneously wants to give them the vote.