What he detests is less liberalism than democracy, and the obstacle it poses to Russian foreign policy objectives.
Posts Tagged: Elizabeth Truss MP
Johnson is set to face an early general election. His Cabinet must be ruthlessly shaped to fight it – on a No Deal platform.
Its members must be signed up to leaving on October 31. Here’s a rough draft of what the top team might look like.
Here’s our best stab at who is voting for whom, and this list will be updated each morning, as the contest continues.
From Reggie to Rory Sahib: My whip said the office is neutral for this leadership contest. Tell that to the marines.
Our elder statesman returns for the election – and writes that “the poor devil who wins will then face the same dead end as old Mrs May”.
Liz Truss: “Now is the moment for a Prime Minister with energy and optimism to lead this country.” Her speech today: full text.
Cut taxes, boost education spending, reduce waste, expand towns, set up freeports – and leave the EU by October 31st.
So no more dropouts after Sam Gyimah’s departure earlier this afternoon. The first ballot will be held on Thursday.
From: Hunt, Javid, Gove, Hancock, Stewart, Truss, Rudd, Johnson, Leadsom, Raab, Harper and Baker.
The contest may or may not produce a Snow White. But statistically, there are bound to be more than seven dwarves.
Next Tory Leader. Our Survey. Johnson dominates the table. He puts on ten points and leads by eighteen.
The pattern of results over many months suggests that the worse the position of the Conservatives, the better he does.
There is a mismatch between Government announcements and Commons realities. It cannot attempt reforms without risking them being amended out of recognition.
The 187 Tory MPs, including six Cabinet Ministers, who voted against the Prime Minister’s motion to extend Article 50
Almost two thirds of the parliamentary Conservative Party opposed it, alongside the DUP and a handful of others.
Javid almost doubles his rating after his decisive handling of Begum. Meanwhile Rudd, Gauke and Clark all fall. And Grayling plumbs new depths.
Our survey. Next Tory leader – Johnson is top again. Here’s why he’s in pole position with minimum effort.
It is striking how little the former Foreign Secretary is doing to maintain his lead. Then again, he scarcely needs to stir – for the moment.
It may have produced Anna Soubry – but it also gave us a mixed cross-section of Tories, including Conor Burns, Esther McVey, Priti Patel and Liz Truss.
WATCH: Truss on Chope – “I was absolutely appalled. I’m going to speak to him this week. I want to see him change his mind.”
She says that she wants to win him round to her point of view, and doesn’t approve of the current deselection mania.