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The irony is that Hammond is appallingly placed to persuade voters that No Deal really does carry risks.
The Party Deputy Chairman set an example for his colleagues to follow by fighting back on Twitter over identity politics and “cultural appropriation”.
That it suits both former purple donors and ultra-committed Remainers to claim otherwise doesn’t make it true.
Whatever one thinks of it, the Prison Minister’s pledge is part of no-nonsense approach that stresses making prisons drug-free, clean and ratless.
The Tories have been ahead only once since the summit, though the shift away from them has flattened out.
A consequence of the new Code of Conduct may be that he is referred to a panel – whether Number Ten wants it or not.
It cannot be eliminated altogether – at least without placing a steel curtain between Parliament and the people.
All concerned want to save face over the Johnson burqa row – May, Lewis and the man himself. Here’s a rough and ready way to correct its mishandling.
There is a solid reason why headlines about Labour prejudice have run for months and those about a claimed Tory equivalent for only a week.
Where bungling the burka row has got the Conservative Party. Damned if it investigates Johnson. And damned if it doesn’t.
Any proceedings against him under the Party’s Code of Conduct threaten a cats-cradle of conflicts of interest and breaches of natural justice.
May’s muddled call for an apology from Johnson suggests that her approach to integration, cohesion and extremism is all at sea.
Our Cabinet League Table. The Chequers effect blitzes everyone. They’re all down. And May dives to her lowest rating ever.
This is collective punishment for the new Brexit policy. P.S: when ratings fall in this way, place in the table scarcely matters.
Our Survey. Next Tory Leader. Johnson more than triples his score to come top – for the first time since 2016
It’s the Chequers factor – as Gove falls from second to fifth. Javid remains competitive on 19 per cent, coming second this month.
Our survey finds a record fall of confidence in May. Over two in five Party members want her out now.
And eight out of ten want her replaced before the next election. These are absymal findings for Downing Street.