The speeding up of turnover rates has almost nothing to do with shifts to the right or left, and much more to do with wider cultural change in Parliament.
Posts Tagged: David Lidington MP
Don’t be so distracted by the actors – and all the talk of deselection and elections – as to miss the drama’s bigger picture.
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.
The new Prime Minister will inherit the worst political legacy in living memory – with the very barest of working majorities.
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?
Also: A good week for devoscepticism as Hunt urges Johnson to rule out new powers for Holyrood; Lidington and Mundell issue warnings on the Union; and more.
The Speaker must rein in self-indulgent MPs who no longer try to express themselves with the greatest possible concision and force.
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.
Iain Dale: If you’re coming to a hustings I’m chairing, draft an original question – and I’ll try to call you.
Plus: How I was booed in Birmingham. On to Nottingham…via Exeter. And: who would I vote for, if I had a vote?
A general election is rolling down the tracks. And he is the man best placed to see off Corbyn and Farage.
WATCH: “Anybody who outshines the Dear Leader risks being airbrushed out of history” – Lidington cautions Long-Bailey
He wonders why it is that Thornberry, his usual jousting partner, is not being allowed to stand in for Corbyn this week.
Corbyn’s new stand-in was strikingly self-possessed.
Truss and Davidson take the other podium spots, challenging the assumptions held in some quarters about the Tory grassroots.