He was placed under no real pressure by the Leader of the Opposition, whose questions were far too long.
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“He’s clearly very bitter and angry for no longer being in his job and wants to take it out on the Prime Minister”, adds the former Tory leader.
The more radical his plans are, the more resistance there will be. But one can’t serve up a municipal omelette without breaking eggs.
Hancock’s resignation. It is now open season on every Cabinet Minister who may have broken the Covid rules – in any circumstance.
His exit was coming. But there’s a risk for Johnson of a media ramp, with other Ministers vulnerable to a feeding frenzy.
A brief apology doesn’t justify him remaining in post. It’s now up to him to do so live. This is one for Andrew Neil, assuming he’s available.
The single most important thing for right-leaning outsiders to understand is that boards don’t control most of a firm’s political comment.
The problem is that spiralling spending demands quickly use up the options which voters don’t notice. Eventually you need other big sources of revenue,
David Gauke: Chesham and Amersham. Yes, a realignment is taking place in British politics. But it is likely to happen slowly.
Plus: Why Johnson will end lockdown in July, but is to blame for maintaining it. And: Labour. Seen as too anti-Semitic in some places… not enough in others.
Interview with Dominic Raab: The EU’s approach to the Northern Ireland Protocol is “pretty analogue in a digital age”
The Foreign Secretary contends that by forming an aspirational coalition the Conservatives can gain votes in the North without losing support in the South.
Plus: Biden was the adult in the room at the G7. And: Why I support mandatory vaccinations for care home workers.
The former Veterans Minister discusses support for veterans, his frustrations with politics, Cummings, extremism in the Armed Forces and more.
The Labour leader for some reason declined to test fire the latest ammunition supplied by the former Downing Street adviser.
Carole Walker: How the Lobby adapted to lockdown. And why Cummings’ and Cain’s plan to foil it was seen off.
The new team realised the dangers of Stratton facing a barrage of awkward questions from some of the most experienced hands in the country – live on TV.
Iain Dale: Cummings. Why bother giving seven hours of testimony – but not then provide supporting evidence?
Plus: I am seriously considering stepping back from Twitter. And: the play you must see.
Patrick Timms: A residential version of Portcullis House could help the civil service recruit better – and level up the UK
The State might be missing out on top talent, thanks to the obstacles that renting in London presents.