He has served the Conservative Party for the best part of 40 years, and his new book shows that his contribution is not yet exhausted.
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Most Tory MPs are male. Some don’t want a new complaints procedure – let alone two. Many feel vulnerable. This initiative brings new perils for the Prime Minister.
“None of the above” has the best part of a quarter of the vote. In the surveys since the election, it has successively come first, first, second, second – and now first again.
If the standard is as it now appears to be, May will have difficulty finding enough male Ministers to replace all those she will be required to sack.
Gavin Williamson is gifted, well-connected, successful – and not devoid of ambition. His former deputy is now Chief Whip. This is a controversial appointment.
If Fallon’s account of why he quit is right, his exit is a mistake – and May has set a precedent she may come to regret
If a Minister is guilty of bullying, harrassment or abuse, he should go. But behaviour that falls short of these should not require resignation.
Fallon resigns – saying that his behaviour in the past has “fallen short”. His departure leaves May with a reshuffle dilemma.
She cannot now avoid a mini-shuffle, even if only the vacant place is filled. But what if other Cabinet Ministers quit soon? What does she do then?
Bullying, harassment and abuse at Westminster. How the Speaker and the party leaders can get a grip.
The Prime Minister has floated what the Speaker has called “a corporate scheme”. He and the Commons Commission must make it happen – fast.
The primary accountability of MPs to their constituents, rather than to the whips and party machines, must be safeguarded.
Given its majority and manifesto, the Government cannot take on both delivering Brexit and quitting the court. But it must stand fast against the Charter of Fundamental Rights.
Fewer women. The same ethnic minority share. More people educated at state schools. The Tory intake of 2017.
On the usual form of general elections, it shouldn’t be there at all – and is more shaped by the Party’s leadership than any of its predecessors.
The simultaneous creation and collapse of a new force has been written off an establishment failure. The truth is more interesting.
The Government should be as Ready on Day One as it can be: Deal or No Deal. To help achieve this end and reboot economic policy, Gove should go to the Treasury.
MPs aren’t civil servants – the starting-point for debate on whether they should have the right to maternity leave
If being an MP really was to become a job in the eyes of the law, would we want them to be state employees or self-employed – or find other options?
The Government must keep talking; be as Ready on Day One as it can be (Deal or No Deal), and resolve its position on what economic, social and regulatory model it wants Britain to follow.