It is an odd move at a time when housing is a crucial political battleground.
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The shuffle sends out a clear message to Conservative MPs: stay on the right side of the Chancellor. Theresa May and Boris Johnson should note it too
All in all, a good day for the Centre-Left of the Tory Party, lots of change at the Whips Office…and what the lobbies are bound to see as the demotion of housing.
Sajid Javid, Esther McVey. Nicky Morgan. Greg Hands – it’s turning out much as predicted. Women, Blue Collar Tories and Friends of George (not necessarily in that order).
Watch out for Sajid Javid, Esther McVey, Liz Truss, Nicky Morgan and Karen Bradley.
A major welfare announcement would usually be made to the Conservative Conference by the Work and Pensions Secretary. So why… Read more »
It’s no surprise to see Conservative attack dog Chris Grayling sinking his fangs into Labour’s spending pledges in today’s Sunday… Read more »
In my ToryDiary of earlier today about Andrew Mitchell case, and the failure of Operation Alice to report a year… Read more »
It is a year today since Operation Alice, the investigation by the Met into the Andrew Mitchell affair, was launched:… Read more »
By Paul GoodmanFollow Paul on Twitter. Andrew Gimson has correctly fingered David Cameron's temperament as Anglican, which makes it very… Read more »
By Paul GoodmanFollow Paul on Twitter. I asked yesterday whether David Cameron or the Whips bore the main responsibility for… Read more »
An inner Cabinet. More status for Whips. Changes in his circle – and at the Foreign Office. What Cameron should do next.
By Paul GoodmanFollow Paul on Twitter. Yesterday evening's vote makes no real difference to anything. The economy will continue to… Read more »
By Paul GoodmanFollow Paul on Twitter. Northern Ireland's marching season has a coat-trailing element, in which loyalists and republicans behave… Read more »
By Paul GoodmanFollow Paul on Twitter. When we last reported on who Conservative members want as Party leader after David… Read more »
By Paul GoodmanFollow Paul on Twitter. I hate needles, and thus wouldn't care to inject myself twice a day, either… Read more »