Reshuffles, reorganisations, investigations – the Director General of the Propriety and Ethics Team in the Cabinet Office is always in on the action.
Posts Tagged: Damian Green MP
The Mercers, Tugendhats and Cleverlys get a lot of media coverage. However, most promotions come from the ranks of the toiling Ministers of State.
In the best of all worlds, standards would be upheld voluntarily. But in the world we have, we seem to need rules – and sometimes to extend them.
“If you’re innocent, you have nothing to worry about, let the process take its natural course and the right will come out in the end.”
It’s personal low in the run-up to the Budget. Meanwhile, Gove gets within a single point of beating Davidson for the top spot.
“None of the above” has the best part of a quarter of the vote. In the surveys since the election, it has successively come first, first, second, second – and now first again.
Such frivolous considerations as entertaining the spectators play no part in the Prime Minister’s defensive technique.
All credit to her. She’s the first prime minister since Tony Blair to do one phone-in outside an election period. They always carry a slight risk for a politician.
Plus: Johnson’s cunning plan. Crisis? What crisis? Paterson breaks into German. And when Green was chucked over a bridge.
Johnson leads our Next Tory Leader category…but makes no progress in our Cabinet League Table. The reason? He divides opinion.
Davis, Gove, and Fallon make up the top three again, but satisfaction levels overall are low. And Davidson is out-polling every Cabinet member.
If the Conservative Party can be saved by good-humoured moderation, the First Secretary of State will provide it.
“Other” is second, Rees-Mogg third, and Davis fourth. The shape of the results is very similar to that of a recent YouGov poll.
Iain Dale’s 100 most influential people on the Right 2017. May tops it. Davis is second. And Davidson third.
Who would have predicted that Gavin Barwell, having lost his seat and ministerial position, would climb 63 places to number seven?
We pick out five items from it which may be of special interest to our readers and others who will attend.
May needs to demonstrate that Whitehall is prepared – deal or no deal. Crossing one’s fingers and hoping for transition is not an alternative, or shouldn’t be.