They confirm that the Government and its critics aren’t that far apart – and Ministers are now distancing themselves from claims of illegality.
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Garvan Walshe: Breaking the Withdrawal Agreement risks the No Deal Brexit this Government was elected to avoid
The Tories’ plan will be blocked by the Lords, anyway, as it contradicts the party’s promise to implement the agreement made in November 2019.
The Speaker threatened to run Hancock “ragged” if the Health Secretary continues to insult the House.
Johnson and Cummings’ previous assaults on the pre-Brexit order have been brilliantly conceived. This one may not be up to the same standard.
Last month, he was sixth from top. Now, he is eighth from bottom. Only six Ministers have a satisfaction rating of more than half.
Johnson, Sunak, Patel – and more. Do not write below the dotted line. Do not use corrective fluid. Unauthorised materials will be confiscated.
Our Cabinet League Table: Sunak top, Johnson down again, Patel up – and Williamson and Jenrick in negative territory
That’s the Prime Minister’s lowest score since he entered Downing Street for the first time last summer.
Four members from the 2019 intake make the top 50, beating longer-serving and higher-ranked colleagues.
To deliver on his promise to the House of Commons, the Secretary of State will need to overcome deeply entrenched attitudes in his own Department.
The overall numbers are down slightly after the allegations against the Home Secretary and the Government’s defeat over Heathrow.
Also: Government adopts mutually-exclusive positions on the Irish Protocol; Carlaw squares up to Johnson on immigration; and more.
Also: Plaid fined almost £30,000 for misreporting donations worth half a million pounds; Labour hopefuls sing from devolution’s tattered hymnal; and more.
It is straining to be bigger and better, and see further, faster. But the lesson of the story is that it can’t see everywhere at once.
“Javid has already seen one SpAd fired. The Prime Minister may push to dismiss at least two more…which he would resist. This one may not end well.”
Chris Pincher, the new appointee, must stay in the post for the rest of this Parliament. It’s the only way that a strategy can be implemented properly.