If Downing Street doesn’t grip the campaign against Patel by allies of her Permanent Secretary and others, it may spiral out of control.
Posts Tagged: Jacqui Smith
Plus: The ups and downs of Johnson’s broadcast. Poor A & figures. Conservative and Labour no shows. And: what to give a woman at Christmas.
Plus: Farage and my evenings. Edinburgh and my show. Notre Dame, fire, Macron – and recovery? And: Javid’s emotional intelligence.
Plus: Chinese whispers, Whitehall moves – and a Budget that is set to target business rather than taxpayers.
Iain Dale: May understands the importance of trade with Africa, even if the usual suspects sneer at the idea
Plus: Why Leave.eu supporters are more in step with Conservative policy than Soubry; and: shaking things up on the airwaves.
Plus: Crunch point on Brexit. Farewell to Biteback. Bannon’s loose tongue and persistent loyalty. And: face to face with Jacqui Smith.
Iain Dale: Gammon if you think you’re hard enough. The patronising Remainers who’ve lost but can’t move on.
Plus: Boles was right (first time round) on Gaza. The Dambusters raid anniversary. A Tory poll lead. Plus: a man and a woman will marry in Windsor on Saturday.
Plus: Local elections – Jacqui Smith and I step in where the BBC won’t go. And: my advice to Rudd? KBO – as Churchill used to put it.
Iain Dale: A revitalised and purposeful May heads for the Welsh hills to call an election (just kidding, folks)
Plus: Gauke’s failure, UKIP chaos, Salmond’s Russia Today shame, Corbyn’s anti-semitism debacle…and an invitation if you live near Bath.
Plus: May’s EU trials, Labour’s EU shifts – and how Russia got there before Trump by recognising Jerusalem as Israel’s capital. Well, part of it.
Plus: How many letters has Brady had? The tragedy of the death of Carl Sargeant. And: introducing my new podcast with Jacqui Smith.
Plus: Dealing with news of terror attacks as a radio host. Was it really necessary to send Steve Uncles to prison. And: Jacqui Smith and Sky – its goodbye from me and its goodbye from her.
Plus: The wit of Malcolm Rifkind. I switch energy provider. An improvement by Donald Trump (up to a point). And: women MPs on my mind.
They have gone either way in successive elections, but their recent results show up electoral trends that helping the Tories.
Plus: A present for Jacqui Smith. In memory of Constance Henriette Dale. I am reviving my blog. And finally: A truly disgusting reference to vibrators.