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”.