I have decided to write a second volume of my life of Johnson, who has always been an affront to serious-minded people’s idea of politics.
Plus: If only the Remainers had behaved like Rashford. And: the lesson I draw from Twitter – “Immer mit der Ruhe”
We wrote last week that “one cannot fudge membership of the working Royal Family”, and Buckingham Palace clearly thinks so too.
The principle behind any settlement for the Sussexes should be simple: one can’t be half in and half out.
The place to put these proposals to the test is at a general election, not in a Parliament apparently determined to do little other than delay Brexit.
But the odds of an early general election are shortening as each minute passes.
The Fixed Terms Parliament Act may pave the way to delivering Brexit by October 31. And for that, we can thank…
“The Queen received The Right Honourable Boris Johnson MP in an Audience this afternoon and requested him to form a new Administration.”
May should go in mid-April. But attempts to appoint a successor uncontested will only stir further chaos in the hen coop.
At times, says the Education Secretary, the post he holds requires “a bold and vociferous and constant presence”. But “at other times less so”.
The way to head these moves off – and this development is anticipated in the Cooper Bill which I am supporting – is to put an agreement in place.
In the face of our challenges, we often forget about our many opportunities, our potential and what we already have to celebrate.
The Speaker announces the news in the Commons to cheers from the Conservative benches.
I have lost count of the number of times I have heard its demise confidently predicted or stridently recommended. Houdini-like, it has so far escaped this awaited fate.
It is vital that we discuss how we eliminate the plastic waste brought to the surface of our collective consciousness in Blue Planet II.