While Blair, Brown and Cameron scuttled off indecorously after leaving Number 10, she remains in the Commons and tries to hold Johnson to account.
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If more former Ministers stayed in the Commons, it would be a more effective chamber.
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.
Will First Past The Post be used for the ’22 Chairman election? If so, does that suit the incumbent – Brady?
A decision is expected when the Executive committee meets this week, and the poll itself is due to take place after June 21.
Unlike the former Ulster Unionist leader, the new DUP one is set to stick with his voter and party base. But you never know.
All three PMs did about as well as anyone could in the circumstances, and all three, so far as one can see, are doomed.
A new volume of essays puts special advisers in historical context, and suggests the Cabinet has been marginalised by a succession of over-mighty PMs.
Profile: Tony Blair. Zealous, unrepentant and driven – the leader who took us to war in Iraq is reborn as our saviour from the pandemic.
It is hard to find any precedent for the path that he has chosen. What furies drive him? Why this frantic activity?
We give you divorce reform, abortion law in Northern Ireland, citizenship rights for three million Hong Kongers, and the rainbow flag.
Perhaps we should all take a step backwards from comparing CVs, and simply ask ourselves who has a record of delivering for Britain.
“Take a method and try it. If it fails, admit it frankly and try another. But above all, try something.”
The big picture is that Johnson is dashing for growth. We devoutly hope it works but the precedents aren’t promising.
No guilt attaches to Boris Johnson, unless by betraying the industry a second time he chooses to endorse and embrace that earlier guilt.
Budget 1) This was less a Conservative Budget than “the People’s Budget”. From a Vote Leave Government – not the usual Tory one.
It may be necessary, given the Coronavirus, and could even work. But Britain has a long, long record of state spending failing to turbo-charge growth.
Joe Baron: Leaving the EU is a joyous expression of national self-confidence. For that, we have Thatcher to thank.
If Britain joined in a moment of self-doubt, it voted out as a confident, self-assured, optimistic, outward-looking and independent nation state.
This new government seems to want to concentrate its energies on giving Britain a cutting edge. Will it succeed where others have failed?