It is precisely his underdog status that should free him, during this evening’s TV debate, to bite a bit as well as bark.
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He will inherit a precarious Parliamentary position, and time for agreement is growing very short.
It shows in detail what people make of the two candidates vying to be their next Prime Minister – particularly their appeal to voters who are not already Tories.
Mark Harper: If the Conservative Party is not the party of sound money, then what on earth are we for?
Between them, the two remaining candidates have already clocked up tax and spending promises of around £51 billion per year.
The Justice Secretary said he “can’t support a policy of being prepared to leave the EU without a deal.”
Who should Conservative members vote for in the leadership election? What matters most for Party and country is delivering Brexit.
Our pre-Commons stage take was that Johnson is best placed to do so on time. As ballot papers are returned, we stick by that judgement.
Now that ballot papers have gone out, will it be all over by this time next week? Paul Goodman and Mark Wallace on Hunt and Johnson’s campaigns this week – with a Saturday poll and Sunday’s papers looming.
The front-runner has so far played it safe when it comes to the media, but the BBC’s premier political interviewer could yet make mincemeat of him.
Each week, we are summarising the announcements made by those vying to succeed May as Prime Minister.
LISTEN: What would a Johnson premiership be like? ConHome’s Paul Goodman with Katy Balls, Arj Singh and Paul Waugh
Here’s this week’s Huffington Post “Commons People” podcast, with this site’s editor as one of the contributors.
Our final Next Tory Leader survey before ballot papers arrive finds Johnson on 67 per cent and Hunt on 29 per cent
It offers no evidence of a Hunt surge, and by this time next week a significant percentage of Party members will have voted.
Plus: Johnson, not a populist. Hunt’s beside manner. Lewis and his highly professional CCHQ team. And: the courage of 16 year old Ajay.
His passion for social justice was reinforced by a visit to Michaela Community School – of which I was Chairman of Governors.
Also: Next Prime Minister faces tricky questions on devolution, same-sex marriage, and abortion in Ulster; and May orders a review of devolution – will it do any good?
From Reggie to Rory Sahib: Greetings on your Grand Tour. Here, Boris and J.Hunt esquire are showering punters with taxpayers’ cash
There are all these ghastly photos of them hugging passers by and avoiding difficult questions.