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The course consistent with this site’s recommendations is to appoint a more junior Cabinet Office Minister.
Our take is that our panel is waiting to see what happens next, and suspending judgement as the political cycle and Brexit negotiations continue.
There was only ever going to be one winner – and Rees Mogg duly powers in with over 70 per cent of the vote.
Our survey. Support for May leading the Conservatives into the next election hits its highest total yet.
But the improvement is marginal – and three in five respondents believe she should stand down as Party leader before the next election.
He sweeps home with over half the vote against an expert enthusiast, a dedicated reformer – and a hero of a terror attack on Westminster.
Perhaps they are relieved that trade talks are looming into view. Or maybe the simplest explanation is the best – that they think May got a good deal.
And a Happy New Year too to all our readers.
Whatever you believe, there is force in the claim that truth sets you free. But this Christmas, as at other times, it comes with a cost.
The Government may find it easier to get into one than out of one – especially during a pre-election year.
Unlike Michael Fallon, whose presence in Cabinet the Prime Minister inherited, he was her own creation at the top, and one on which she relied.
Gove to the Treasury. Hunt to CCHQ. Johnson to Business. And the first-ever woman Conservative Chief Whip. A reshuffle plan.
How to give Brexit contingency the priority it needs, put housing delivery at the front of the queue and recharge the batteries of Tory social reform.
Who was Minister of the Year? Backbencher of the Year? And – in a hotly contested field – what was feud of the year?
If Gove could talk to the animals, talk to the animals. Why the Conservatives are campaigning on the environment.
With a woof-woof here and a moo-moo there, there is a new Tory focus on our feathered, scaled, winged and four-legged friends.
Futhermore, the Government needs to sharpen up its sense of mission. And there is a heap of talent on the Tory backbenches.