Downing Street sends a not-very-subtle message in its choice of successors in the mini-reshuffle.
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Will there be further resignations? Will the 48 letters go to Sir Graham Brady? If the 48 letters do go in, will May win – and survive?
“I cannot support this policy with the sincerity and resolve which will be necessary,” he says in his letter to the Prime Minister.
The Brexit Secretary’s resignation letter: I have become “a reluctant conscript” not “an enthusiastic believer in your approach”
‘The inevitable consequence of the proposed policies will be to make the supposed control by Parliament illusory rather than real.’
May’s response to Davis: “I do not agree with your characterisation of the policy we agreed at Cabinet on Friday”
“I am sorry that the Government will not have the benefit of your continued expertise and counsel as we secure this deal and complete the process of leaving the EU.”
Davis resigns as Brexit Secretary over Chequers plan – “He doesn’t believe the policy is right for our country”
Steve Baker follows him out, in a dual blow for the Prime Minister’s already embattled proposals.
Ministers appear to have assumed gender self-identification would be an uncontroversial change – they were wrong
New polling shows levels of opposition to the Government’s proposed reform well above what many campaigners had expected, and across social and political divides.
Following a series of concerning errors, it has now emerged the regulator’s ‘investigation’ into the Leave campaign did not involve actually interviewing any of those involved.
Lewis has adopted a wise policy of transparency. That offers a chance to ditch guesstimates.
A by-product of people preparing for a leadership race is a search for new and popular policies.
Applications are now open for Stroud, Warwick & Leamington, Oxford West & Abingdon, and Crewe & Nantwich.
The Conservatives: not the Party of “f*ck business”, but not the Party of blind obedience to big business, either
Prioritising large over small, or current businesses over future businesses, would hurt workers, consumers, taxpayers, investors and the nation.
Andrew RT Davies forced out as Welsh Tory leader. A struggle begins to ensure his successor is elected by Party members.
The flashpoint appears to have been the Brexit supporter’s comments about Airbus. His replacement must be chosen by a full democratic ballot.
The Opposition Chief Whip is reported to have “physically intimidated” MPs, but was “ignored” nonetheless.
Merkel is threatened. Macron is outraged. Brussels is paralysed. And all three trends are taken by their opponents as signs that they are winning.