The Prime Minister heads a Cabinet whose stock has risen markedly in the wake of this month’s decisive election victory.
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Our last pre-election Cabinet League Table. It’s a near-tie at the top: Javid, Gove, Johnson, in that order.
Whilst individual ministers rise and fall, overall the Government goes to the polls with a lot of goodwill from grassroots Conservatives.
Not a good month for the Foreign Secretary, who slips from third place to eighth. But this is probably just due to the rising popularity of others.
The mood of this conference has been supportive but apprehensive. And now we are finally seeing the outlines of Johnson’s negotiating plan.
Brexiteers retain their stranglehold on the top of the chart, but there is a general downward drift. Is it a foretaste of what might happen if we fail to leave the EU next month?
Complaints from broadcasters and the media about language are synthetic and hypocritical. The real issue is the delay of the general election – which is indefensible.
Andrew Gimson’s Commons sketch: The Attorney-General thunders against the turkeys – and warns them that Christmas is coming
Cox fulminated against Opposition MPs for being frightened of voting for a general election.
WATCH: As MPs return, Cox calls for an election – and says that the Commons is “a disgrace. This is a dead Parliament.”
“They could vote no confidence in the Government at any time, but they are too cowardly to act now.”
Despite the Supreme Court ruling, he still has a fighting chance of gaining an election – and then winning it.
And Bercow, bad-mannered to the end, announces that he at least will leave on 31st October
The data for this was collected before the Government’s string of Commons defeats – next month’s may look rather different.
In a letter dated May this year, the Brexit Secretary attempted to assuage concerns about the implications of Theresa May’s deal for the United Kingdom.
“There is much more I could object to. This is no Treaty to take back control, no Treaty for a newly independent nation.”
Javid pips Johnson and Rees-Mogg to the top of the podium in our first Cabinet League Table of the new Government
Meanwhile Ruth Davidson, so often one of the highest-scoring politicians, is at the bottom of the chart after her row with Johnson and strong line against No Deal.
A rolling list of all the senior members of the new Government. As we write, we have the Cabinet list plus those entitled to attend.