Almost nine in ten of our panel members say that he has much to do before he can be counted the equal of Margaret Thatcher.
He is one of the few elements of continuity in what has been a turbulent year at the Government’s top table.
Only one in three Party members, according to our poll, are unambiguously lined up behind the idea.
The ConHome team wishes all of you a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.
Cynical and non-Christian though some of us may be, Leavers should take the point. Christmas is a sign that joy can break out. Just when it’s least expected.
Defeat. Defeat. Defeat. Defeat. Defeat. Defeat. Defeat. Defeat. Defeat. Defeat. Defeat. Defeat…Total Complete & Utter Victory.
Having misjudged their message, their methods, and their moment, it is astonishing the extent to which the self-styled moderates squandered their resources.
Johnson’s opponents must avoid the error of supposing it is enough to demonstrate, at least to their own satisfaction, that he is a bad person.
Andrew Gimson’s Commons sketch: Please, Prime Minister, stop talking about “the people’s priorities”
Meanwhile Corbyn behaved like a grumpy adolescent.
Johnson – at a stroke, a bigger player in foreign affairs, because of his larger majority. But what does he want to do?
The scale of his domestic ambitions and the legacy of the Iraq War suggest that his ambitions will be limited – for the moment at least.
The Prime Minister’s victory is on the same scale as Thatcher’s, but of a different kind. The implications of that could be huge.
In vino veritas: talking to voters in pubs usually works. We saw how four of these five contests could be expected to play out.
Morgan is Culture Secretary from the Lords, Hart Welsh Secretary – and this holding operation presages a bigger reshuffle after Brexit at the end of January.
The result will probably offer some respite to an industry which has previously come in for a lot of flak from certain quarters for misrepresenting the state of the race.
How the half a century-long Conservative civil war over Europe was won last week in a single day. By the Brexiteers.
One has to pinch oneself to remember that as recently as last July May was Prime Minister, Hammond Chancellor of the Exchequer and Gauke Lord Chancellor.