Today’s polls reveal some interesting things about the early days of Johnson’s premiership – and hint at the battles to come.
Andrew Kennedy: To energise our Party, and restore it to winning ways, Cleverly must reform its voluntary organisation
My blueprint will unlock millions of pounds of currently wasted funds, re-engage our members, and build on our strengths rather than just managing decline.
The shuffle doesn’t just mould the Government, it also shapes the Select Committees which scrutinise it
In a nice piece of constitutional give-and-take, a more loyal minister-class makes for a potentially more troublesome set of Tory Select Committee chairmen.
It’s not an optional extra – it’s crucial to delivering an effective Brexit and making the most of the opportunities outside the EU.
The strategist who has entered Downing Street, and the Brexiteer ‘Spartan’ who has opted to stay on the backbenches, have history and some shared qualities.
Iain Dale: This Cabinet is the most right-of-centre in modern times. And there’s nothing wrong with that.
Plus: should Patel have come? Should Mordaunt have gone? And: my predictions. What I got right and wrong.
Lessons endure from my polling study of our new Prime Minister, carried out six years ago when he was London’s Mayor.
Johnson’s shuffle. If one asks for decisiveness – for an end to drift – don’t complain when it’s delivered.
We have the Government that we should have had then, ready to counter the charge that Vote Leave scurried away from Brexit, rather than manning up to deliver it.
The key to promotion in this shuffle wasn’t primarily having backed Leave – it was supporting Johnson.
MPs, you may successfully argue that you are a ‘trustee’ and not a ‘delegate. But we will defend your Association’s right to take a different view.
Johnson’s reshuffle. Live Blog. Seven of his leadership rivals get jobs. Rees-Mogg in as Leader of the House.
We can now see the new Government taking shape, after a dramatic bout of sackings and new appointments at the top.
“Never mind the backstop – the buck stops here.” Johnson’s first speech as Prime Minister. Full text.
“We are going to fulfil the repeated promises of parliament to the people and come out of the EU on October 31 – no ifs or buts.”
The question was: is Johnson serious about delivering Brexit by October 31, do or die? Now we have the answer.
His premiership may be a triumph; more likely, a disaster; more likely still, it won’t last long. But we can at least promise our readers that there won’t be a dull moment.
If Boris Johnson wants to pursue a No Deal exit, then he will have a fight on his hands with MPs.