it is quite conceivable that the Left of the party, casting around for a leadership contest standard bearer, will decide that he fits the bill.
Profile: Henry Willink, the Conservative who proposed a National Health Service before Bevan created one
Yet the role of the Tories, under Churchill’s leadership, in the development of the NHS is today entirely forgotten, and so is his Health Minister’s contribution.
The DUP leader has not yet shown she knows how to make the strange machinery set up in Stormont work.
Reshuffles, reorganisations, investigations – the Director General of the Propriety and Ethics Team in the Cabinet Office is always in on the action.
We republish Andrew Gimson’s profile of the new International Development Secretary, who backs Brexit “and knows how to make a splash”.
Now that he has made the leap from Chief Whip to Defence Secretary, we republish our Profile from shortly after he transitioned from Team Cameron to Team May.
“He is the Red Adair of the administration – the middle-order batsman who, if the openers are out cheaply, ensures that the middle order does not collapse.”
With Rees-Mogg’s backing, how can he fail?
Profile: the European Court of Justice – about which much is often said, and of which little is usually known
Each side in the Brexit debate regards its position as the only one a sane person could take, while the other side’s arguments are madly exaggerated and provocative.
Profile: Finsbury Park Mosque – An extremist past, claims of Muslim Brotherhood influence, and an establishment present
It feeds the homeless, does inter-faith work and welcomes dignitaries – including Malia Bouattia; a Vice-Chair of Stop the War, and Jeremy Corbyn, the local MP.
Profile: George Osborne, who could have stayed in Westminster, and returned to the Cabinet. But who left, and is trying to destroy May.
The former Chancellor has taken to the role of newspaper editor, but some will see his attacks on the Prime Minister as unhelpful.
International humanitarian law may be imperfect, but it can ameliorate some of the worst horrors of armed conflict – such as the Khan Sheikhoun gas attack.
The Lord Chancellor has enraged the judiciary by not speaking up for it in what it saw as an hour of need.
Charged with managing Whitehall, trouble-shooting, clocking Sturgeon, and preparing government for Brexit, his workload would make lesser mortals crumble.
Macmillan’s efforts succeeded because Churchill backed him fully. The Communities Secretary is not in the same happy position with May.