With hardly any debate, the Government wants to introduce legislation that will alter our way of life. Not if tens of Tory MPs have their say.
The least bad course for him now would be to fling Number Ten’s doors open to investigation.
The PM could not use his usual weapon of raillery against his opponents, but was forced to show he takes breaches of the Covid rules as seriously as they do.
In place of partisanship this awards ceremony displayed a disinterested desire to help those the state is too vast and insensitive to know how to aid.
What are people trying to “escape” from? And is the Government able to fully tackle these things?
His account can’t simply be dismissed as, in the words that Dickens considered as an alternative title to Little Dorrit, “nobody’s fault”.
The issues in play should not be subject to recommendation from a quango of unelected bureaucrats.
Our survey. Expectation of a Conservative-led Government after the next election is at its lowest this year.
Though at 77 per cent it’s still very high indeed – a finding that may cast light as much on Starmer as Johnson.
As other countries’ numbers have exceeded ours, Johnson has gained more room for manoeuvre.
This result suggests that voters are unhappy with the Government, but aren’t convinced by anyone else, at least yet.
But beware, Prime Minister: there is no divine right of parties any more than there was a divine right of kings.
Outside Westminster Hall, a baffled group of tourists noticed Oliver Cromwell giving a nod of approval.
Voters at this week’s by-election in Old Bexley and Sidcup are angry with the Prime Minister, but do not appear to have settled on anyone better.
The Paterson affair aftermath also plunges the Chief Whip into the red. Meanwhile, Truss celebrates a year at the top.
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The new variant is a reminder that the world is in it “together” when it comes to beating the virus.