The new Leader of the House on how he was “gulled” by Theresa May over Brexit, and why it’s “a little bit premature” to talk about resigning if the October deadline isn’t met.
Posts Tagged: David Gauke MP
The shuffle doesn’t just mould the Government, it also shapes the Select Committees which scrutinise it
In a nice piece of constitutional give-and-take, a more loyal minister-class makes for a potentially more troublesome set of Tory Select Committee chairmen.
Commons sketch. MPs wanted Cummings to come to the Commons. Today, he did – through the medium of Johnson.
One could sense Labour MPs, and some Tory ones too, grasping that “everything is changing”.
Johnson’s shuffle. If one asks for decisiveness – for an end to drift – don’t complain when it’s delivered.
We have the Government that we should have had then, ready to counter the charge that Vote Leave scurried away from Brexit, rather than manning up to deliver it.
Johnson’s reshuffle. Live Blog. Seven of his leadership rivals get jobs. Rees-Mogg in as Leader of the House.
We can now see the new Government taking shape, after a dramatic bout of sackings and new appointments at the top.
If Boris Johnson wants to pursue a No Deal exit, then he will have a fight on his hands with MPs.
The new Prime Minister will inherit the worst political legacy in living memory – with the very barest of working majorities.
James Frayne: The new Prime Minister won’t triumph on Leave votes alone. Here’s how he can win some Remain supporters over.
The NHS, the environment, childcare: the creative energies of Team Johnson must be poured into new policies for these.
How could Johnson plausibly seek a mandate for a no-deal exit whilst allowing MPs explicitly opposed to that programme to be Conservative candidates?
Johnson’s August 4) Who would run an election campaign? After yesterday’s Government defeat, the question is pressing.
If the campaign management were outsourced, as recently, who would take it on? And if it weren’t, could CCHQ really cope?
The 17 Conservative MPs who rebelled against the Government on prorogation – and the ministers who failed to vote
Margot James resigned as a minister following her rebellion. Meanwhile, the Chancellor joined Gauke and Clark in failing to support the Government.
The Justice Secretary said he “can’t support a policy of being prepared to leave the EU without a deal.”
Claims about an organised, hostile takeover of the Party have reared their heads again. Is there any truth to them?
Our future Conservative Party leadership needs to address quickly and effectively the problems which have led to the latter’s rise.
He is not wide of the election manifesto on which he stood, and should not be no-confidenced this evening. But there is a sting in the tail.