This is collective punishment for the new Brexit policy. P.S: when ratings fall in this way, place in the table scarcely matters.
It’s the Chequers factor – as Gove falls from second to fifth. Javid remains competitive on 19 per cent, coming second this month.
“We have ended up with him proposing a dog’s Brexit,” the Shadow Foreign Secretary charges.
Thornberry gave no sign that she might be an improvement on the present Leader of the Opposition.
“We will have the choice. We’ll have our own seat at the World Trade Organisation, our own voice there.
Meanwhile, Williamson and Johnson’s approval ratings are in the doldrums.
Gove is second, “Other” third. It is an astonishing turnaround for a man who three months ago was languishing on a mere two per cent.
The Cabinet Office Minister says the Government wants the withdrawal agreement sorted by the autumn.
If, that is, you don’t count “Other”, which comes ahead of the Home Secretary but behind the two front-runners.
So much of the Government’s strategy is predicated on the belief that this is impossible. But what if that’s wrong?
Speculation about pressure on Williamson, or calculation about Cabinet numbers, misses a key point: May must keep Davis and Fox onside.
The survey went out as Javid replaced Rudd, and he has bounced up to become the only other person polled who gets into double figures.
There are two options under consideration. One in particular, the partnership model, is unworkable and unacceptable. It should be put out of its misery.
As well as punishing the use of chemical weapons, “we are seeking to hold Assad to account at the UN Security Council…despite the fact that he is protected by Russia”.
Truss moves up into the middle of the table, Williamson drops towards the floor, and Gauke slumps into the red over Warboys.