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.
Plus: How I was booed in Birmingham. On to Nottingham…via Exeter. And: who would I vote for, if I had a vote?
The present election will turn on whether MPs and activists put national popularity before ideological soundness.
This is your chance to scrutinise the men and women who are competing to become the next Party Leader and Prime Minister.
Plus a sixth, less formal, question: are they ridiculous?
The 1922 Committee Executive has already pointed her towards the exit door. It should now take her gently by the arm, and steer her through it as soon as possible.
In a field this crowded and with an electorate so, er, sophisticated, make no assumptions about which names will be forwarded to Party members.
No one has a prayer of bringing voters back to the Party if they don’t get on their knees and beg for forgiveness from the electorate.
These are the people who give up their free time to knock on doors around the country, and take the heat for the Government’s failure to deliver Brexit.
The contest may or may not produce a Snow White. But statistically, there are bound to be more than seven dwarves.
P.S: We carry pieces and speeches from all types of Ministers – including one from the Work and Pensions Secretary herself yesterday.
His sacking is more evidence, were it needed, of the tensions that tear at the Tory coalition – and threaten to render it unsustainable.
Our Executive Editor discusses disillusioned members, internal democracy, and allegations of UKIP infiltration on BBC Radio Four.
We have secured legally-binding changes which address MPs’ concerns about the need to protect the UK from being stuck in the backstop against its will.
As the motion that was passed by the National Convention says, Conservative MPs need to honour their manifesto pledges.