This week was meant to be all about Tory rebellions and blue-on-blue conflict. Instead, the Opposition’s civil war has intensified.
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Mark Wallace has been ConservativeHome's Executive Editor since May 2013. He has previously worked as Campaign Director for the TaxPayers' Alliance, Head of Media Relations for the Institute of Directors and as a communications consultant to various major UK companies.Follow @
“Where’s Penny?” The International Development Secretary is biding her time, and choosing her words carefully
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.
The employment figures tell a “Great British success story” – but that message could be made even more powerful
We must always remember that the remarkable job statistics are primarily the achievement of the people, not of politicians.
May’s concession buys off most rebels – but Clarke and Soubry still support the “meaningful vote” amendment
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 Electoral Commission didn’t stop what was happening in Tower Hamlets – is it really capable of thwarting Putin?
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.
Corbyn trolls his own pro-EU backbenchers over the EEA, while seeking to pick his battles on the Withdrawal Bill
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.
Javid gives Gove a run for first place in our Cabinet League Table. May is back in negative territory.
And Davis’ rating slides – as the Government’s Brexit difficulties contaminate the approval ratings of others at the top table.
McDonnell’s new spinner wants voters to learn all about the time Livingstone sacked him for messing up London’s finances
He might need to read up on his new boss’s record a little more closely.
Wollaston’s pudding taxes and bans on cartoon characters are the opposite of Davidson’s call for more joyful politics
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.