The discounted membership is now more widely available; a welcome step in raising recruitment, but only the beginning.
“The central judgement I’m making is to fund an additional £175bn over the next five years.” The Chancellor’s speech: full text
“The OBR have said that today’s Budget will be the largest sustained fiscal boost for thirty years.”
The Budget document itself, plus a summary of the measures, costings, data sources and distributional analysis.
They included seven former Cabinet Ministers, the Chairman of the Foreign Affairs Select Committee and the Chairman of the 1922 Executive Committee.
The Exiting the European Union Committee has been renamed. The Conservative MPs elected to it are staunch Brexiteers.
Johnson and Symonds to marry. She is pregnant. Oh, and the former Home Office Permanent Secretary is suing the Government.
Was news of the former released to drive Philip Rutnam’s resignation and statement down the news agenda? You might say that – we couldn’t possibly comment.
Crosbie goes to the Health Department. Lewer to the Home Office. Allan to the Leader of the House of Commons.
“How will we fight against quotas if we accept them in our own party?” A male Conservative MP’s view of Johnson’s women ministers plan.
We publish it to help show the reaction among others against the scheme – absent in public; very much present in private.
We bring to the negotiations not tactics but what it means to be an independent country. The Prime Minister’s Brexit negotiator’s speech.
“To think that we might accept EU supervision on so-called level playing field issues simply fails to see the point of what we are doing.”
Latest ministerial appointments: Badenoch, Ford, Malthouse, and Whittingdale amongst those taking up new posts
The Prime Minister has also chosen not to tinker with the whips, in contrast to the habit of both his predecessors.
Javid’s resignation letter hits out at Cummings: It’s important to have “trusted teams” that reflect “character and integrity”
“I would urge you to ensure the Treasury as an institution retains as much credibility as possible.”
Danny Kruger: “Leaving the EU is about more than Global Britain. It is a response to the call of home.”
“Christianity and the western past are badly stained by violence and injustice, but I am not sure that we should so casually throw away the inheritance of our culture.”
These bodies will play an important role in holding this majority Government to account. What will Downing Street make of the results?
Ellwood to chair the Defence Committee. Tugendhat to chair Foreign Affairs. Hunt to chair Health and Social Care.
More women. Fewer minorities. Lots of councillors and former candidates. And fewer married people. Our complete guide to the new intake of Tory MPs.