The Prime Minister’s manner was playful, as if no one need take too seriously what happened to him last night.
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Emily Carver: Kate Bingham is right – the machinery of government is in trouble. It’s time Johnson proved he has a vision.
Unfortunately, ever-increasing public spending and green policies inspire little confidence in the Prime Minister.
Adrian Lee: Sixty five years on, how the Suez Crisis affected the direction of British Conservative policy
The consequences for the international order have been debated for decades, but, in contrast, little attention has been paid to this area.
I have spoken many times about my childhood experiences of inadequate housing, sofa surfing and years spent on council house waiting lists.
Keynesian Macmillan got through four Chancellors in six years. We hope that Boosterist Johnson, who’s already lost one, doesn’t see this as a precedent.
Adrian Lee: Delays, filth,Traveller’s Fare, Savile, Gary Glitter – and a failed service. Beware of Ministers re-inventing British Rail.
Privatisation was the wave of the future during the 1990s. Great British Railways risks turning its back on progress.
Robert Halfon: The Conservatives were the party of affordable and social housing – and must be again
This government should not be afraid to fix the rules that are currently breaking our country’s housing market.
The Transport Secretary has set up a reform committee which is getting ready to use the pandemic to rout the Luddites in the rail unions.
The London Borough of Bromley, which I am proud to represent, is a case in point – because cases remain relatively low.
Iain Dale: Covid-19. There is no good reason why the arts sector should get a billion pound bailout while coach operators do not
Plus: If Johnson goes soon, it will be of his volition. And: these presidential debates are a train crash for America.
Starmer’s absence permitted the Prime Minister to relax, and to strike a kinder, gentler tone.
Johnson benefits from the scorn of critics such as Parris, for it suggests the Prime Minister is still an outsider
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.
David Lidington: My friend David Gauke is wrong. Liberal Tories should still feel at home in the Conservative Party.
Our electoral success has rested in large measure on an ability and willingness to adapt to the realities of social and economic change.
We give you divorce reform, abortion law in Northern Ireland, citizenship rights for three million Hong Kongers, and the rainbow flag.
After the Labour leader sacked Rebecca Long-Bailey, others expect Johnson to be tougher on his adviser and Minister.