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Profile. Kwarteng Unchained. The rise, wobble and rise of the big, bold, bright new Business Secretary
As soon as the emphasis shifts from surviving the pandemic to reviving the economy, he will become a key figure.
The short sharp shuffle. Sharma takes on COP26 full-time. Kwarteng steps up a rung to become Business Secretary.
This minimalist manoeuvre, carried out in graveyard news time, suggests that a bigger reshuffle has been postponed until the other side of the year.
One of the school’s teachers has been fired for making a video about differences between men and women.
Interview: Goodhart says Johnson understands better than Starmer that a graduate meritocracy alienates manual workers
The author warns we are sending far too many people to university and creating “a whole great bloated cognitive bureaucratic class”.
Disraeli’s impudence and audacity, demonstrated in this collection of his sayings, cast light on the present Prime Minister’s conduct.
The Prime Minister is neither a pessimist nor a foxhunter, but there are other ways to be a conservative.
Andrew Gimson’s Commons sketch: Please, Prime Minister, stop talking about “the people’s priorities”
Meanwhile Corbyn behaved like a grumpy adolescent.
The Prime Minister went to Eton on a scholarship, and has time and again evinced his commitment to maximising opportunity for all.
Brainless tribalism led it to underestimate Johnson.
The Moggcast. Johnson “understands that If we don’t leave by 31st October, there’s no Tory Party to lead”.
Jacob Rees-Mogg mulls the “constitutional problem” of a new Prime Minister not requiring an election. Plus: his memories of 13-year-old Rory Stewart.
Hunt interview: “I’m clearly second-placed now to Boris, and ready to argue that we have better choices as a country than he is offering.”
He says he’s best placed to deliver Brexit, slash corporation tax and beat Corbyn. And adds “I am not going to criticise Boris for going to a posher public school than me.”
The present election will turn on whether MPs and activists put national popularity before ideological soundness.
Patrick Bishop’s biography of Airey Neave, who in 1975 showed how to run a successful leadership campaign.
Interview: “Well, it’s very flattering. But I’m not taking it seriously.” Rees-Mogg says he won’t stand for the Conservative leadership
The Somerset MP strongly supports Theresa May, denies anti-Etonian prejudice in public life, and says a Catholic could perfectly well be PM.