We have a dominating centre and compliant Ministers. The Education Secretary was given his marching orders, and told to like them or lump them.
It’s striking that three Tory ethnic minority Ministers – first Badenoch; then Patel, and now Sunak – have sounded clearer-headed than some of their colleagues.
The Government’s plans for divorce law reform are the lesser of two evils. But it needs to think more and act decisively to help couples who stay married.
Most people don’t want water cannon or wielded batons. But they want to see the police in charge – to be taking a stand, not taking the knee.
A limited suspension is one thing, lasting change would be another. And so often, nothing is so permanent as the temporary.
As a rule, the Conservatives are unclear about the politics of equality and identity. But there’s at least one Minister who isn’t.
Some of its problems can be fixed. Others won’t be. And one perhaps can’t be: namely, that this Parliament seems to be incapable of saying No.
With the NHS apparently out of danger, and daily cases in decline, the fear factor is clearly falling – at least, if one’s measure is how people are behaving.
The drop roughly parallels the polling fall in confidence among the general public – though a seven out of ten rating is healthy enough.
Given the sensitivity of the public to mass immigration, what’s the explanation for our panel’s return above?
We will be re-running the Foreign Affairs Select Committee Chairman’s piece for us above each day this week.
And it makes next to no difference whether or not the question asked is about resignation or dismissal.
The Treasury has been welded at the top to Number Ten. Now there’s a push to do more of the same to the Office.
Enraged voters are not his target: he is zeroing in on the mass of questioning teachers and parents.
“I cannot in good faith tell my constituents that they were wrong and one senior adviser to the Government was right.”