For all the talk of May being pushed towards a Canada-type deal, there is currently no majority around the top table for any Chequers alternative.
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Our Next Tory Leader survey. Javid is up and Johnson down slightly – but the latter retains a double-figure lead.
No other entrant has more than ten per cent of the vote, though Hunt is almost there.
In all, there are 30 new entries in the whole list, one down on last year and two down on the 2016 record of 33.
The Foreign Secretary’s score is up by 20 points. Grayling now brings up the rear – and Bradley is in the red.
Javid retains second place and drifts down slightly. For the moment, these two are only game in town – at least, as far as our panel is concerned.
Our Cabinet League Table. The Chequers effect blitzes everyone. They’re all down. And May dives to her lowest rating ever.
This is collective punishment for the new Brexit policy. P.S: when ratings fall in this way, place in the table scarcely matters.
Our Survey. Next Tory Leader. Johnson more than triples his score to come top – for the first time since 2016
It’s the Chequers factor – as Gove falls from second to fifth. Javid remains competitive on 19 per cent, coming second this month.
WATCH: “Get behind us…in the common interest, instead of carping from the sidelines”, Lidington tells Thornberry
“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.
Our Survey. Next Tory leader. Rees-Mogg leads Gove by less than ten votes in over a thousand. Javid is third.
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?