We cheer the mission. But government needs more compromise, art, tact and accomodation than campaigning alone allows.
Grasping this nettle will involve appointing someone prepared to be considerably less popular with sections of the gallery than was their predecessor.
Hunt is partly judging his own legacy. But the Government can still expect him to provide rigorous challenge.
MPs should be allowed to decide if former Ministers are capable of offering independent scrutiny to their successors.
Andrew Gimson’s PMQs sketch: We wait for a new Opposition leader to take the fight to the Prime Minister
And we shall not see a new Leader of the Opposition at Prime Minister’s Questions until 22nd April.
Cameron’s memoirs offer a hint of where the occupant of Number 11 may look to raise property taxes instead.
We still do not understand Spanish flu – so no wonder the danger posed by the coronavirus is unquantifiable
The NHS issues studiously calm advice, and we wait to see whether the disease can be contained.
If the Daily Telegraph catches a whiff of threatened tax rises, it will offer pretty robust coverage.
Of course the result is a bad one. But we encourage the party to co-govern in Northern Ireland, so can scarcely object if now does so too in the Irish Republic.
Let Sunak and Dowden join Jenrick at the top table. And that should be about it. If the Coronavirus takes off, Ministerial changes will be the least of our worries.
If she wants to sound off, fine. But Johnson brought her back, and she then resigned – claiming he didn’t want a Brexit deal. Why should he heed her now?
Local elections 2020: Holding the mayoralties in the Tees Valley and the West Midlands will be key Conservative challenges
But Labour will be under most pressure. They will be defending seats in areas where they performed very poorly in the General Election.
He should be scrutinised as fiercely as he himself scrutinised Delors as a journalist 30 years ago.
It is also politically shrewd – showing free market radicalism and compassion for the poor.
Needed: a phrase book which captures the boldly meaningless tone of political debate.
Climate change. Ministers must explain how they will meet May’s 2050 net zero carbon emissions target.
The fracas over who will be appointed to head the Edinburgh summit is a second-order matter – if that.