From a strong field, the Prime Minister’s historic speech on Brexit carries the day.
Davidson and Mordaunt also score highly, whilst the Chancellor and Chief Whip both languish with negative scores.
There was only ever going to be one winner – and Rees Mogg duly powers in with over 70 per cent of the vote.
Our survey. Support for May leading the Conservatives into the next election hits its highest total yet.
But the improvement is marginal – and three in five respondents believe she should stand down as Party leader before the next election.
He sweeps home with over half the vote against an expert enthusiast, a dedicated reformer – and a hero of a terror attack on Westminster.
Perhaps they are relieved that trade talks are looming into view. Or maybe the simplest explanation is the best – that they think May got a good deal.
And a Happy New Year too to all our readers.
Whatever you believe, there is force in the claim that truth sets you free. But this Christmas, as at other times, it comes with a cost.
Then as now, the United Kingdom is undermining its reputation and interests abroad by supporting an ally engaged in war crimes.
“The police got their man” – whatever you think of Green, the behaviour of these officers is a disgrace
Even had he been found completely guilty of all allegations, it still wouldn’t be acceptable for the police in misuse their powers in this way.
The Government may find it easier to get into one than out of one – especially during a pre-election year.
It’s easy to demand more, or for unscrupulous firms to wail at being reined in. But to govern is to decide.
Unlike Michael Fallon, whose presence in Cabinet the Prime Minister inherited, he was her own creation at the top, and one on which she relied.
The PM clearly feels the tide of battle has changed, and that she can wear down her adversaries.
Gove to the Treasury. Hunt to CCHQ. Johnson to Business. And the first-ever woman Conservative Chief Whip. A reshuffle plan.
How to give Brexit contingency the priority it needs, put housing delivery at the front of the queue and recharge the batteries of Tory social reform.