Fairly or unfairly, the pro-EU cause is already associated with elites. The arrival of the Withdrawal Bill in the Upper House will do nothing to diminish that impression.
If both of the main parties remain locked together in an unpopular pact, it creates more space in which new challengers can grow.
The man who rose to prominence through a ruthless pursuit of what worked has now descended into just saying whatever makes him feel important.
Yes, we need a resource shift to technical education. But the loss of the Tory majority last June will make it very slow going.
The Labour leader showed no sign of wanting to get rid of the Prime Minister.
Mind you, the substance of it was a lot better than the style (though that wasn’t hard). The lesson May will surely draw is not to have another big upheaval.
News, analysis and comment on the more junior appointments as we move into day two of May’s changes.
Amidst the wreckage this morning, there are a few points of light. But that cackling noise you hear from Kensington is George Osborne laughing his head off.
Live Blog. Day of the long boomerangs. Greening quits the Cabinet after Hunt resists moving. It’s a setback for May’s authority.
Damian Hinds is Education Secretary, Esther McVey goes to Work and Pensions, Matt Hancock takes over at Culture, Media and Sport.
Reshuffle Day. And Raab, Stewart, Rees-Mogg and Cleverly are our panel’s top choices for Cabinet promotion.
Cabinet Ministers were told yesterday that the shuffle will be “significant”, but that word covers a multitude of possibilities.
When a generation that grew up online starts seeking public office, it won’t just be journalists who have a trail of unguarded comments that anyone can find.
It is hard to appoint more women to Cabinet when there are few senior women to promote. We count only four at Minister of State level.
Who gains from the reshuffle will matter much less than what it does. Here are five priorities – including housing as its focus.
Bringing on more women, rising stars and members of the 2015 intake – or even this year’s – will bring less gain than it could if such moves are not part of a policy plan.
The Prime Minister has made the freedom to strike trade deals, so important to key allies and the membership, a cornerstone of her strategy.
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