His best hope of success in British politics is to boost his chances in elections by dividing the Conservatives and plundering their vote.
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All in all, it’s much of a muchness – with Douglas Ross down by about 25 points, now that his Party Conference coverage has faded.
Like the virus itself, and like other restrictions, this shutdown will come down hardest on the deep poor
Duncan Smith names “five giants”: family breakdown, worklessness, serious personal debt, addiction and educational underachievement.
The Government must publish regular reports on the cost of the virus, restrictions, and this coming lockdown to lives and livelihoods
Our latest survey finds that nine in ten Party members support such a move – a total that this latest news is unlikely to have reduced.
Perhaps the charge of opportunism won’t stick to Starmer, but the Tories are striving, with a vigour that’s been rare recently, to ensure that it does.
It’s important to have advisers, but “advisers advise and Ministers decide” – because the latter are accountable to the rest of us.
CCHQ unveils a re-application process for all on the list. The terms sound fair enough. But never mind the quality, feel the jargon…
And that Biden would doubtless be a one-term president leaves a mass of unknowns about his candidacy.
Ministers could not have handled the matter worse if they’d tried. But Paul Maynard, pictured, is championing a solution.
Our campaign for Government assessments of lockdown effects on lives and livelihoods begins to pay off
If this morning’s reports are correct, Sunak should be congratulated for starting to take action.
It was good to see Mel Stride pushing yesterday for a Treasury assessment of the economic effects of Government restrictions and the virus itself.
Rob Stark meets a bloody end in Game of Thrones. But he won every battle he fought first – and the Greater Manchester Mayor is following his example.
Pressure rises on Ministers to publish assessments of the impact of lockdowns, restrictions – and Covid itself
We urged the Government last week to do so. Others are also on the case – and the Daily Mail this morning publishes its own findings.
The new testing plan that Johnson believes will help him control the virus – and win back the support of Conservative MPs
Downing Street itself has been driving the moonshot, working with scientists, laboratories, companies and deliverers: a new operational system, in short.
The EU trade talks. Whether there’s a deal or not, we will be out of transition soon. Ministers should be ready to make the most of it.
The Government should be mulling some quick Brexit wins come the New Year – ways of using freedoms that we don’t have during implementation.