Davis leads with less than a fifth of the vote. Johnson is on his lowest total ever. And if one counts write-ins, in second place is…Rees-Mogg.
We now have eleven runners and riders in our Next Tory Leader section…with another 15 candidates standing by. Watch this space.
The prospect of crowning the the Brexit Secretary as leader is not without its attractions at first glance, but turns out on closer inspection to be deeply problematic.
The news is not all bad for supporters of Leave. But a weakened Government needs third party support to deliver not so much a Soft or Hard Brexit as a clean one.
Plus: Let’s have no sympathy for Farron. He didn’t give straight answers to straight questions, and is thus the cause of his own downfall.
A summary of the news from the junior ranks to date. Announcements of appointments yet to conclude.
He says the former chancellor has become a “mischievous journalist”.
Oh, and Timothy and Hill should be moved on from being co-Chiefs of Staff – the former to head up policy, the latter press.
There are good reasons for placing all this in the “too difficult” box. But if Brexit was about anything, it was about sovereignty.
Nineteen Members of Parliament have so far declared publicly.
The reality is that most of it will be concentrated on pupils older than 16 – whatever the best age may be at which to select.
The campaign group hopes to lead the official No campaign.
“The forecasts have all been proved wrong so far. The IMF, the Bank of England, and the official statistics have all gone back on those forecasts.”
Even after Brexit it is in the interests of the UK for the remaining member states to prosper.
The group wants a Hard Brexit. Either way, the Government should move Article 50 before next spring is over.