The Leader of the House has been a critic of tax rises, and is a key ally of the Prime Minister.
Sarah Ingham: People voted to take back control of Britain’s borders. The Government must now do so.
Policymakers should be asking themselves whose quality of life worsens thanks to the current unplanned mess.
Khadeem Duncan-Banerjee: If the Government wants every school to become an academy, devolution is key
It should consider how it can give responsibilities to regional mayors and county councils.
I apologise for narrowing my focus to domestic politics. But the Conservatives are confronted by a more existential challenge than they may appreciate.
The next elections are set for 2023 – and the opposition fancy their chances so much that they’re calling for them to be brought forward.
Jack Richardson: Critical minerals. We can and should offer a better model than China’s one of extraction at any cost.
There are also diplomatic and geostrategic opportunities for Global Britain to lead on developing human and environmental standards.
The day after his memorial, I think of his zest for life – and the relish with which he enjoyed being a backbench MP.
Daniel Hannan: The Prime Minister is no more off-the-wall than he used to be. But his Peppa Pigg riff revealed his allies have changed.
It is always easier to laugh at the jokes of someone you like, and Rightist columnists no longer indulge their former colleague.
Emily Carver: Kate Bingham is right – the machinery of government is in trouble. It’s time Johnson proved he has a vision.
Unfortunately, ever-increasing public spending and green policies inspire little confidence in the Prime Minister.
Stephen Crabb: If Ministers are serious about filling work shortages, they need a clear and effective employment strategy
It’s one thing Britain has tried to do without for decades. Now is the time, though, to focus squarely on boosting domestic labour market participation.
Like the star of La Cage Aux Folles, Johnson is who he is. Tory MPs must either get used to him or get rid of him.
Reshuffles, regrouping, relaunches, shake-ups, “serious changes” – all have limited utility.
Richard Holden: It’s time for the Government to make more of Tory MPs’ achievements and fewer errors itself
The Health and Social Care Bill contains some important measures that you won’t see splashed broadly across the mainstream media.
The amendment doesn’t require more spending – just regular estimates of the staff that should be trained in each speciality.
Peter Franklin: Our classicist Prime Minister must be a Hercules – and clear out Parliament’s Augean stables
The Prime Minister must get out in front of the issue — and deal with the whole mess before it buries him.
A third front is set to resume in the struggle between the elected and unelected. The Government v the judges.
Such is the logic of the new Justice Secretary’s appointment – and the combative stance of the Attorney-General.