Geoffrey Cox becomes Attorney General.
“I would like to place on record my appreciation for the service you have given,” she replies.
Downing Street sends a not-very-subtle message in its choice of successors in the mini-reshuffle.
“I cannot support this policy with the sincerity and resolve which will be necessary,” he says in his letter to the Prime Minister.
The Brexit Secretary’s resignation letter: I have become “a reluctant conscript” not “an enthusiastic believer in your approach”
‘The inevitable consequence of the proposed policies will be to make the supposed control by Parliament illusory rather than real.’
May’s response to Davis: “I do not agree with your characterisation of the policy we agreed at Cabinet on Friday”
“I am sorry that the Government will not have the benefit of your continued expertise and counsel as we secure this deal and complete the process of leaving the EU.”
“We avoid friction in terms of trade, which protects jobs and livelihoods, as well as meeting our commitments in Northern Ireland.” May’s statement after the Chequers meeting.
We don’t yet know Brexiteer Cabinet members’ take.
Harmonisation on goods. Flexibility for services. UK management of EU tariffs in Britain. Government Brexit Chequers proposal. Full text.
Plus “due regard paid to EU case law in areas where the UK continues to apply a common rulebook”.
Lewis has adopted a wise policy of transparency. That offers a chance to ditch guesstimates.
Applications are now open for Stroud, Warwick & Leamington, Oxford West & Abingdon, and Crewe & Nantwich.
Andrew RT Davies forced out as Welsh Tory leader. A struggle begins to ensure his successor is elected by Party members.
The flashpoint appears to have been the Brexit supporter’s comments about Airbus. His replacement must be chosen by a full democratic ballot.
The self-styled Disruptor-in-Chief speaks out. Truss says higher taxes would be “a complete contradiction” of the Brexit vote. Her speech.
Jokes at Gove’s expense apart, it’s a call for liberty, spending control, lower taxes, less waste and free trade.
Six were from west or north London constituencies, plus Windsor’s Adam Afriyie and Sir David Amess of Southend West.
“Living standards rose more quickly in the five years from 2011 than in the five years from 2002”. Discuss.
Some counter-intuitive, or at least counter-conventional, findings from a recent IFS report.
He was Theresa May’s PPS when she was Home Secretary, and has also been her PPS since she became Prime Minister.