The Prime Minister told one good joke and then bored her way to victory.
Like any thought criminal, his NUS accuser gave him no explanation, nor did her supporters believe he even had a right to ask for one.
The newspapers can’t be blamed for reporting that Britain won’t be “plunged into a Mad Max-style world” – his own department issued the quote in advance.
For all its compromises and ambiguities, it is the only practicable means to hand of giving the province something approaching normalcy.
But a vote on some form of customs union is coming. Might it become a confidence issue?
His first major interview returns policy to the spirit of May’s original education ideas, with new faith schools and expanded selective ones as part of the mix.
We feel a commission, a working group, an inquiry coming in – to look these inconsistencies, accidents of history and quirks, to see if some tidying-up is required.
Even if the DUP and Sinn Fein could persuade their communities to back the compromises necessary, they have not done so.
At the Kimblewick Hunt in the Chilterns, they can see that now is not the time to try to reverse it.
The Schools Minister has been a near-constant presence at the forefront of educational reform. It’s good that Hinds is listening to him.
Johnson’s speech today and the Commission’s basic take are strangely similar – Brexit points to a Canada-type settlement on alignment and divergence.
In addition to the old ‘useful idiots’, the Kims and Castros of the world know they can rely on the aid of genuine idiots, too. We ought to know better.
The Law and Justice Party has sought to foment a poisonous dynamic which could do great harm to relations with Poland’s Jews.
Taxpayers’ money has sapped the independence, and the moral responsibility, of our great charities.
A brief glance at this month’s findings to date helps to explain why Tory MPs have been resisting media and some internal pressure for a leadership challenge.