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The new Chancellor has work to do if he is to fend off the wrath of the Gods of the Copybook Headings.
“Javid has already seen one SpAd fired. The Prime Minister may push to dismiss at least two more…which he would resist. This one may not end well.”
Having “got Brexit done”, this is the team the Prime Minister wants beside him to push forward his domestic agenda.
Politicians get a kicking, sometimes deservedly, but if you want an example of committed public service, look no further, on this reshuffle day, than at this one.
We cheer the mission. But government needs more compromise, art, tact and accomodation than campaigning alone allows.
Cameron’s memoirs offer a hint of where the occupant of Number 11 may look to raise property taxes instead.
Of course the result is a bad one. But we encourage the party to co-govern in Northern Ireland, so can scarcely object if now does so too in the Irish Republic.
Let Sunak and Dowden join Jenrick at the top table. And that should be about it. If the Coronavirus takes off, Ministerial changes will be the least of our worries.
If she wants to sound off, fine. But Johnson brought her back, and she then resigned – claiming he didn’t want a Brexit deal. Why should he heed her now?
Climate change. Ministers must explain how they will meet May’s 2050 net zero carbon emissions target.
The fracas over who will be appointed to head the Edinburgh summit is a second-order matter – if that.
The Government seems to be gearing up for a big fight over human rights laws in the wake of the Streatham terror attack.
The Treasury fights back. How it plans to drive radical reform – and become “the Government’s internal think tank”
Would the Government have the bottle for planning, childcare and police overhauls – and will Downing Street sign up to this plan anyway?
It’s only Day Three – but Brussels is angling for a Britain with “the rights of Canada and the obligations of Norway”. Will there be a Managed No Deal instead?
The UK and Johnson, with their combination of recovered stability and mainstream politics, look not half bad at all compared to the alternatives.