This minimalist manoeuvre, carried out in graveyard news time, suggests that a bigger reshuffle has been postponed until the other side of the year.
Over a third of those who asked a question during a Hancock statement yesterday were to some degree resistant to such shutdowns.
By the way, it is a travesty that the Chief Secretary to the Treasury and Leader of the House aren’t full members.
That’s the Prime Minister’s lowest score since he entered Downing Street for the first time last summer.
Four in five of our party member respondents say yes. Hunt is top choice to come in from outside – but there’s no strong support for any non-member.
The overall numbers are down slightly after the allegations against the Home Secretary and the Government’s defeat over Heathrow.
We cheer the mission. But government needs more compromise, art, tact and accomodation than campaigning alone allows.
Let Sunak and Dowden join Jenrick at the top table. And that should be about it. If the Coronavirus takes off, Ministerial changes will be the least of our worries.
Morgan is Culture Secretary from the Lords, Hart Welsh Secretary – and this holding operation presages a bigger reshuffle after Brexit at the end of January.
Don’t expect Downing Street to bother too much about what MPs or the media think as it prepares to shake up government and Whitehall.
Here’s our best stab at who is voting for whom, and this list will be updated each morning, as the contest continues.
The Conservative Women in Parliament Group’s letter to all the candidates in the leadership election.
The logic of his position was that the UK was leaving by March 29th. It hasn’t changed. The Government’s has. So he’s gone.
As the Prime Minister herself has said, we need to see meaningful, legally-binding changes to the Withdrawal Agreement, removing the backstop.
They are now coming so fast as to necessitate this list, which will be updated as the day continues.