The final article in ConHome’s series on the Prime Minister’s Reset Moment – and what should follow from it.
Posts Tagged: Carrie Symonds
America’s result is having knock-on effects in Downing Street: see yesterday’s green speech and today’s defence news.
Profile: Carrie Symonds, experienced Tory adviser turned Prime Ministerial consort – loyal to her friends, detested by her enemies
She may appear to present a softer target than he does, but she has never been afraid of fighting her corner.
Our interviewee on the “disgraceful” treatment of Symonds and Johnson’s longstanding Euroscepticism.
We fear the worst after Cummings’ departure, but Johnson must now make the best of it. That means a Cabinet shuffle.
Newspapers have called her the “Duchess of Downing Street” and suggested she formed a “crew” with other women to see off Lee Cain.
What could give the Government a sense of purpose – and chances to achieve? Making Gove Deputy Prime Minister.
Johnson needs a Simon Milton figure in government. The move would be controversial, to put it mildly. But who else is there?
As with Brexit, much of the Tory family finds itself pitted against the permanent State on how Britain aligns itself in the world.
Johnson and Symonds to marry. She is pregnant. Oh, and the former Home Office Permanent Secretary is suing the Government.
Was news of the former released to drive Philip Rutnam’s resignation and statement down the news agenda? You might say that – we couldn’t possibly comment.
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.
If she wants to sound off, fine. But Johnson brought her back, and she then resigned – claiming he didn’t want a Brexit deal. Why should he heed her now?
Chloe Westley: The pernicious, corrosive poison of gossip in politics – and how it blights women especially
We’re judged not only on what we do and say, but often also on our relationships (or lack thereof!), our hair, our weight, the clothes we wear, and so on.
A low-key event with an invited audience next week will explore how to apply lessons and methods from the Party’s past to its present and future.
We can’t rely on our opponents to become more truthful. Tories must push back against such smears – and seek to prevent them finding currency in the first place.
Priti Patel, Alok Sharma, Shailesh Vara – all have played a part in the big push among Indian-origin voters. It needs more money and support.