The results of yesterday’s Select Committee elections weren’t at all bad for the Brexiteers – or Conservative Friends of Israel, for that matter.
Plus: Let’s have no sympathy for Farron. He didn’t give straight answers to straight questions, and is thus the cause of his own downfall.
A summary of the news from the junior ranks to date. Announcements of appointments yet to conclude.
Osborne launches his new think-tank today, and the project that he championed will continue – though with differences.
He has seamlessly made the transition from Cameron to May.
Numbers 10 and 11 say that she attacked Duncan Smith without their approval. They can prove it by removing her as Pensions Minister.
Andrew Percy sounds confident that there will be sufficient Tory rebels to defeat the Government.
The number of rebels has risen; it is concentrated among post-2005 intake Tories, and in seats that are either marginal or were until recently.
Tory MPs would have forced changes to Osborne’s tax credit plan in any event. Are they really up for the tough decisions that deficit reduction requires?
The Tories ousted Ed Balls and the Liberal Democrats managed to return two seats, but otherwise this region was a low-scoring draw for the main parties.
Some backbenchers are unhappy that people who already have a job as a PPS have been allowed to stand.
The region, which the Yorkshire Post argues should have its own Minister, is the scene of intense campaigning.
Recent ConservativeHome authors James Wharton and Guto Bebb are present. Both expressed concern about the consequences for their areas of the offer to Scotland.
Sajid Javid is among those nominated.
While the reshuffle dominated talk in the village, the Data Retention and Investigatory Bill was hurtling through the Commons.