We fear the worst after Cummings’ departure, but Johnson must now make the best of it. That means a Cabinet shuffle.
What use a large majority if the Prime Minister cannot, or will not, prevail over an electorally insignificant lobby of progressive constitutionalists?
Newspapers have called her the “Duchess of Downing Street” and suggested she formed a “crew” with other women to see off Lee Cain.
We fear that more Vote Leave departures will see the Conservatives drift towards their south-based comfort zone.
Public attitudes have become more relaxed about school reopenings. But the battle is not over for the Government.
Unions are pushing for more closures and a rota system. It’s imperative the Department of Education fights its corner.
Will Cummings quit? It’s Carrie Symonds v Vote Leave – as tensions over the Government’s future explode
Johnson can’t seem to manage with Vote Leave. But he may not be able to manage without them.
Starmer could not lay a glove on an opponent who felt emboldened by the discovery of fresh ways to fight the pandemic.
Finding a new Chief of Staff is only the start of the changes that Johnson needs to make his government work.
Please register for your free ticket for Thursday evening’s event via the link in the article above.
The vaccine. The biggest breakthrough so far in the Covid-19 battle. But a logistical challenge unlike anything else.
Yesterday’s news marked an incredible achievement. Even so, there are many hurdles to vault.
Johnson’s supporters still think the controversial provisions can be delivered if the Government holds its nerve. But the clock is ticking.
In his speech, he quoted from the Bible, in its best and most traditional version: yet more evidence of his own conservatism.
When older heads avoided last month’s Commons debate, the 2019 intake rode out to defend their leader. Many will never so readily do so again.
The Conservatives grew apart from the Republicans post-Major, but now is the time to start quietly re-engaging.
We refer of course to Rishi Sunak. Please join Lord Ashcroft this Thursday for the launch of his biography of the Chancellor – link enclosed.