British politicians are negotiating as if it were 410 AD, and still the Roman province of Britannia, asking permission to leave instead of flourishing a mandate to do so.
A colourful, entertaining, and apparently Teflon-coated Deputy Prime Minister falls foul of a change in political culture.
It has been dispatched by one man – New Zealand First’s party leader, Winston Peters, who has Labour’s inexperienced leader in his pocket.
A solid but unspectacular centre-right Prime Minister, with a good economic record, is trying to fight off a charismatic, high-spending challenge from the left.
A massive poll lead. Going early. A wooden leader. Mindless mantras. A despised opposition. And then collapse. The parallels are uncanny: why didn’t Crosby warn her?
Bill English, his successor, worked co-operatively with him and Wayne Eagleson. There’s a lesson here for Nick Timothy and Fiona Hill.
A lacklustre campaign, a complacent leader, and a ruthless opposition have not just clipped Malcolm Turnbull’s wings, but ripped them off.
Malcolm Turnbull has run a “safety first” campaign – and is expected to win.
He will be treated more kindly by history than by his contemporaries or the opinion polls – having begun to repair a Budget destroyed by Labor profligacy.
The President is also de facto leader of much of the world, and the current Republican front runner presents a truly frightening prospect.
She’s gone – and, if has a shred of parliamentary integrity, Bercow must accept full responsibility for his choice.
The Australian Prime Minister survived a rebellion last night – but now his relationship with his colleagues is fundamentally altered.
Carole Mills is tangled up in a burqa ban – and a Select Committee report that it was misled about her knowledge of an Australian parliamentary controversy.
She is being hung out to dry by John Bercow’s determination both to get his own way and save his parliamentary skin.
Sometimes it takes a searing crisis for a political leader to reach beyond their political comfort zone.