The Defence Secretary confirmed that he has scrapped the zero-tolerance approach to drug-taking in the armed forces, and commanding officers now have discretion.
Brexiteers retain their stranglehold on the top of the chart, but there is a general downward drift. Is it a foretaste of what might happen if we fail to leave the EU next month?
Ministers proclaim that social reform is patriotic.
It is possible that, in the wake of last week’s Supreme Court ruling on prorogation, they are a kind of advance indicator: seven out of ten respondents want change.
Raab trod gingerly in Heseltine’s footsteps, while the Leader of the House presented the Shakespearean drama of politics.
The Benn Act and the Supreme Court verdict have clearly had a very substantial impact on expectations.
ConservativeHome finds a sense of defiance and determination in Downing Street. But what’s its escape route from the Benn Act?
Complaints from broadcasters and the media about language are synthetic and hypocritical. The real issue is the delay of the general election – which is indefensible.
Would we deploy the phrase in a similar way to the Prime Minister yesterday? The answer is that we wouldn’t. Here’s why.
Its verdict fundamentally misunderstands Parliamentary Sovereignty – thus raising big questions about the future of the judiciary and the stability of our constitution.
There was a drilled, demeaning feel to the burst of clapping with which his backbenchers greeted him.
When he declared that “the first consideration of a minister should be the health of the people”, he was beginning to map out an election-winning mass appeal.
Cox fulminated against Opposition MPs for being frightened of voting for a general election.
Common law demands we pretend even the most surprising decision has always been the case – but this is fuelling demands for retroactive justice.
Johnson’s difficulties arise from the Benn Act, not the court’s judgement. Conservative MPs should keep their heads.