Despite the Supreme Court ruling, he still has a fighting chance of gaining an election – and then winning it.
How better to follow Jeremy Corbyn’s speech yesterday than by citing a signature Tory policy that shifted wealth to “working people and their families”?
“The work done in partnership with Baldwin, and by Chamberlain alone after 1937, gave Britain some of the best welfare services in the world.”
Even Corbyn’s Labour is wary of assaulting his free school and academy legacy directly.
It’s one that more Tories should tell – in season and out, including this week each year, when Labour strive to delegitimise it.
Nobody wins by pointing each other out as oddballs. But watch for the moments when each party accidentally reveals its private nature.
The heated debate about fiscal policy a decade ago is often forgotten. It matters that the former Prime Minister now acknowledges he came down on the wrong side.
Do voters distrust Johnson on the healthcare? Sure. But Labour is no longer seen as “the party of the NHS”, either.
The latter’s NHS myth is fading as time passes, and younger people bring their consumer viewpoint to their use of public services.
In his need, Labour’s leader is turning for inspiration to a predecessor who will scarcely be at the top of his list of role models.
Andrew Gimson’s Supreme Court sketch: Lord Pannick tries to throw the Prime Minister out of respectable society
Johnson stands accused of trying to drive through Brexit in accordance with the referendum result.
He could soon preside over a full-scale proxy war, or else do the Nixon-to-China routine with Rouhani. There is simply no way of knowing.
The newspaper’s dismissal of “privileged pain” targets political opponents, not simply the rich.
Brexit has changed much for them, but less than one might think – at least when it comes to their strategic position at Westminster.
He cannot quite bring himself to say that he regrets the referendum that brought him down.
When Letwin and Watson are on the same page, we should all study the book very carefully.