Plus: Will the 21 rebels get the whip back? And: The Tories need younger members, and so does everyone else.
Iain Dale: Bracknell, Broadland, Tunbridge Wells, Conservative candidacies and my future. A statement.
Plus: my profound sense of unease at the withdrawal of the whip from 21 Conservative MPs.
Iain Dale: Were the Prime Minister to pull the plug on HS2, would he call time on Heathrow expansion too?
Plus: I* which I ru* i*to a few a**oyi*g problems fili*g this colum* from my *orfolk retreat.
Iain Dale: Don’t mention the war, please. Why Johnson was wrong to suggest Hammond and company are collaborators.
Plus: I’ve never thought a national unity government is a runner, and I think it’s even less likely now.
Plus: My Edinburgh fringe experience. Sturgeon, warm and entertaining. McDonnell, rather less so. And: farewell then, Sky News.
Plus: There are some promotions which are inexplicable, too; and how fast can Jo Swinson get from Brecon to Edinburgh?
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.
Iain Dale: If the front-runner doesn’t win big in this leadership contest, his room for manoeuvre will be further restricted.
Plus: A packed London hustings and impressive Conservative members. And: Johnson’s reshuffle – what happens to Hunt?
Iain Dale: It’s shocking to see some Conservative MPs doing the Left’s work by slagging off the front-runner.
The Left, parts of the media and the EU will seek to get him out. The Right must unite, rally round him – and circle the wagons.
Plus: Johnson, not a populist. Hunt’s beside manner. Lewis and his highly professional CCHQ team. And: the courage of 16 year old Ajay.
Iain Dale: If you’re coming to a hustings I’m chairing, draft an original question – and I’ll try to call you.
Plus: How I was booed in Birmingham. On to Nottingham…via Exeter. And: who would I vote for, if I had a vote?
Plus: Nine of the ten original candidates have been on my show. When will you let me interview you in depth, Boris Johnson?
Many will hope that Gove and Hunt duke it out in a constructive way for the right to take on the man who is the clear winner from the week’s events.
Plus: Sympathy for the Downing Street SpAds. The case for chemical castration. And: my interviews with the Tory leadership candidates.
Plus: My interviews with the Conservative leadership candidates – and, no, I haven’t a clue who will win.