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Posts Tagged: Boris Johnson MP
Interview. “Look, this is a Christian country”, says Hinds. But he adds that the cap on new faith schools’ admissions should stay.
At times, says the Education Secretary, the post he holds requires “a bold and vociferous and constant presence”. But “at other times less so”.
WATCH: “There is no point in having a time limit on the backstop unless it is written into the treaty”, Johnson argues
The former Foreign Secretary also insists that any time limit must end “substantially before the next general election”.
The next leader must be someone able to woo the unconverted and broaden the Tory tent. As Mayor, he was that candidate. But is he still?
Plus: Snubbed by a Remainer. Delighted for Beth Rigby. Tusk japes, May spooks, Francois almost self-combusts. And: is Brexit Brecksit or Breggsit?
All he may have achieved is to make the No Deal that neither side of the negotiations wants marginally more likely.
Our survey. Next Tory leader. Stasis as Johnson carries on leading amidst little expectation of change.
Although the Prime Minister’s position is fragile, there is no sense of a contest in the offing any time soon.
He learned at Westminster Council and City Hall the politics of persuading people to agree.
Henry Newman and Guglielmo Verdirame: It’s unlikely the backstop will be scrapped. But supplementing it can win what we want.
Even if the Exchange of Letters were viewed as just short of a treaty, it would be far from legally worthless.
Nick Boles: Like all revolutionaries, once-reasonable Brexiteers slide towards ever greater radicalism
Where Farage, Johnson and Paterson once praised the Norway option, it is now denounced as apostasy.
The point here is the electoral trade-off between what could plausibly happen in the capital and the provinces – with Corbyn entering Downing Street in consequence.
25 questions about (another) early general election – and the horror show it could be for the Conservatives
The more one thinks about it, the more problematic it becomes.
WATCH: Johnson – “It would be shameful, at this late stage, to change that totemic date: March 29th”
He calls for the Government to pursue a deal “a new partnership” based on “the Prime Minister’s vision at Lancaster House.”
Plus: People vote for me to shave off my beard. But the decision was only advisory. And did they have enough information…?
The conventional wisdom is: weak Prime Minister, strong Cabinet. But what we see is: weak Prime Minister, weak Cabinet.