The Conservative Party Chairman is adamant the UK could still leave EU this week.
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Iain Dale: Were it not for the fringe at each year’s Conservative conference, what would be the point of coming?
Plus: How should you respond when someone comes up and tells you that they love what you do?
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?
The data for this was collected before the Government’s string of Commons defeats – next month’s may look rather different.
Cleverly can undercut perceptions of the party as being just for the rich and those born with a silver spoon in their mouths.
The new Party Chairman doesn’t quite utter the Cameron-like words “sharing the proceeds of growth”, but that’s his message.
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.
Johnson’s shuffle. If one asks for decisiveness – for an end to drift – don’t complain when it’s delivered.
We have the Government that we should have had then, ready to counter the charge that Vote Leave scurried away from Brexit, rather than manning up to deliver it.
The key to promotion in this shuffle wasn’t primarily having backed Leave – it was supporting Johnson.
Johnson is set to face an early general election. His Cabinet must be ruthlessly shaped to fight it – on a No Deal platform.
Its members must be signed up to leaving on October 31. Here’s a rough draft of what the top team might look like.
But a schoolboy was delighted to meet Theresa May.
Of course, many of the sacked ministers – Fallon, Mitchell, Shapps and a dozen others are hoping for preferment under a Boris administration.
“I’ve seen him reach out to audiences and voters that the Conservative Party would not normally expect to be onside.”
The vocation of the front-runner is not to mess up. And he hasn’t. Indeed, he has picked up support – and upped the pace.