He is one of the few middle-ranking Ministers who, while others were fleeing for the hills, girded himself up – and went out to fight for May’s Brexit deal.
Posts Tagged: Dominic Raab MP
This is the post she has long wanted, and will have been disappointed not to get last time round.
This is quite a turnaround for Johnson – who, when ConHome last held a Next Tory Leader run-off, was second from bottom of the poll.
This result makes one think back to the summer of 2016, and Gove’s abandonment of Johnson during the leadership election that year.
We scarcely need to make the point again. Our Party members’ panel is backing the candidate, in any run-off, least associated with the Prime Minister’s policy.
This completes a disappointing set of results for Javid, who beat Gove for top slot when we held run-offs last summer.
A pattern is emerging whereby the contender least associated with the Government gets more support than the other.
Again, note that neither candidate has over half the total. Over one in five of our Party member panel respondents would abstain.
The abstention rate plummets to under ten per cent once a non-Cabinet member who voted Leave in 2016 is offered to the panel.
Instability versus inflexibility – and the case for changing the Conservative leadership challenge rules
The easiest course for 1922 Executive Committtee members to take is to put a decision off. Here’s why that should be avoided.
Aitken on the meaning of Easter: “We can all have second chances, little resurrections in our lives.”
The former Cabinet minister, who went to prison for perjury, explains why, as a prison chaplain, he is happier than he has ever been.
Also: Dugdale wins lawsuit against cybernat blogger; devolution row as English hospitals shut out Welsh patients over funding; and a week in SNP bad news.
Plus: What would it take to get the Cabinet leavers to resign? Clarke’s Maastricht Treaty Customs Union moment. And: in defence of Robbie Gibb.
Also: May cites absurd fears about ‘direct rule’ to justify abandonment of No Deal; Tory rebels wooed separatist votes; and polls open in Newport West.
Next Tory Leader. It’s Johnson first, Raab second and Gove third in our first survey since May’s pledge to quit.
Next time round, we will try run-offs between some of the main candidates, which are a bit ovedue.