O’Brien has arrived to find the MP for Havant already in place, who though not a former think tank head is no policy slouch.
Posts Tagged: 1922 Committee
Finding a new Chief of Staff is only the start of the changes that Johnson needs to make his government work.
The Government must publish regular reports on the cost of the virus, restrictions, and this coming lockdown to lives and livelihoods
Our latest survey finds that nine in ten Party members support such a move – a total that this latest news is unlikely to have reduced.
It’s important to have advisers, but “advisers advise and Ministers decide” – because the latter are accountable to the rest of us.
A Conservative leader can afford to take on his left or his right – but not the 1922 Committee’s Executive
The Brady amendment is part of the developing story of a clash between leaders and backbenchers over Party management, culture and MPs’ status.
Profile: Graham Brady, who played a quiet part in deposing May, and now keeps a watchful eye on Johnson
The Chairman of the 1922 Committee’s Executive is an enemy of rule by decree and a stern upholder of parliamentary scrutiny
Cummings 2) He will hold a press conference at four o’clock. This is a calculated throw of the dice.
There can only be one explanation: that the internal polling is dire. If this event doesn’t move it, resignation inches a step closer.
Assuming no new revelations or his adviser’s resignation, he can either tough it out or order an inquiry.
But there is no simple split between the Left and Right of the Party, and no sense of rebellion, at least yet.
Plus: And a Coronavirus Social Justice Minister. Give thanks for Starmer. And: it’s time for a Virtual Parliament.
Blackman and Latham were elected Joint Secretaries. Further details as and when we have them.
Conservative backbenchers must choose today between two candidates who at first glance at least have much in common.
Both men sit broadly on the centre-right of the Parliamentary Party. That there is no candidate from the centre-left is a sign of internal change.
“We’re on the Hillary Step going strong for the summit but it is shrouded in cloud,” he told the assembled Conservative MPs.
An obscure, unused agreement struck by Cameron and the 1922 Committee back in 2006 is set to come into play.