State action to regulate social media is unproblematic in principle, but deeply problematic in practice – and the law of unintended consequences applies.
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.
Plus: A sofa, two dogs, no cup of tea – and my Brexit evening. And: the pre-eminence of Policy Exchange.
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.
We’ll continue to update this as the Prime Minister fills out the lower ranks of his government.
It may have produced Anna Soubry – but it also gave us a mixed cross-section of Tories, including Conor Burns, Esther McVey, Priti Patel and Liz Truss.
“Not enough senior women”…” “Not enough interested women”… “All the good ones have been snapped up”… “We already have one”… “No vacancies”…
It is hard to appoint more women to Cabinet when there are few senior women to promote. We count only four at Minister of State level.
A summary of the news from the junior ranks to date. Announcements of appointments yet to conclude.
Could it be that she has done Cameron a favour by helping to avert a relaxation of the hunting ban?
The ban is an ineffective fudge, and the proposed changes small. The stakes in the coming Parliamentary vote are probably much lower than either side likes to let on.
Plus: Well done, Tracey Crouch. Please leave Britain, Paul O’Grady. The delightful Matt Hancock. And lefty lies about champagne.
The figure for the Kent seat is a disappointment for CCHQ – but it’s not disastrous in itself, and will help build a stronger voter base for now and next May.
Plus: Home of the World Cup. Home of the World Cup. Home of the World Cup. Home of the World Cup. Home of the World Cup. Home of the – Aaarrrggghhh!
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