The message that some send to Brussels – that if the Eurocrats make it all painful enough then we can be bullied into changing our minds – is mistaken but harmful.
But in his new book, he does not quite explain why she has remained Prime Minister.
There were no Momentum mugs left. “Everything we had has gone ‘just like that’. Do keep checking the website, though”.
You may not agree with his views on gay sex and abortion – or what were his views – but they should not be marginalised as illegitimate.
It’s about leadership; it’s about making a success of Brexit, and it’s about ending that litany of Labour failure.
It’s unsurprising that she’s aware of this.
In political terms, 2016 is turning out to be every bit as important, in historical terms, as 1968.
Plus: Military strikes against Syria now. And: Maria Eagle should tell Corbyn to stuff his job. So should Kevan Jones.
Plus: Labour – Alastair Campbell v Labour failure. Tories – Dale v Massow? Labour again: Watson V Flint V Eagle V…. And: Roy Jenkins’s sex life. P.S: I’m getting married.
To many Parliamentarians, rejection by those to whom they have committed themselves has the force of marriage breakdown.
“The Cameroons” are wrong to view Tony Blair as “the Master”. It was “a pity” to move Michael Gove, and the EU referendum will not heal Tory divisions on Europe.
Michael Gove’s successor upholds his reforms, opposes new grammar schools, dismisses Tristram Hunt as “vacuous”…and admires Henry VIII.
There is still some fallout from the Away Day. The cabaret is always toe-curlingly embarrassing – and this year’s was no exception.
Plus: Bad Suarez. Useless Obama. Kinnock, the new Miliband. And: Make the most of your mother while you still have time.
Also: Meeting Princess Michael. My old friend Simon Burns. Alastair Campbell, my stand-in. And: off to Dubrovnik and “the odd Ann Widdecombe pussy joke”.