Amidst the wreckage this morning, there are a few points of light. But that cackling noise you hear from Kensington is George Osborne laughing his head off.
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The new Deputy Chairman hails the “fantastic opportunity” to get the Party fighting fit.
Reshuffle Day. And Raab, Stewart, Rees-Mogg and Cleverly are our panel’s top choices for Cabinet promotion.
Cabinet Ministers were told yesterday that the shuffle will be “significant”, but that word covers a multitude of possibilities.
The new MP for Saffron Walden has swiftly begun to make a name for herself.
Futhermore, the Government needs to sharpen up its sense of mission. And there is a heap of talent on the Tory backbenches.
Then come Redwood and Tugendhat to make up the top five. Four of the top ten have been in the Commons for less than three years.
Peter Franklin: Introducing GovOpposition. How the Tories can reinvent themselves in office. And who’s doing it best.
While the responsibilities of government must be shouldered, there’s no doubting the need for a time of renewal – one as profound as in any period of opposition.
People are not yet at the point where they believe the party in government needs kicking out; they are still willing to give us a hearing.
We now have eleven runners and riders in our Next Tory Leader section…with another 15 candidates standing by. Watch this space.
Seema Kennedy becomes the Prime Minister’s second PPS. Brexiteer Kwasi Kwarteng is PPS to Philip Hammond. And much, much more.
Those who are left of party centre are breaking cover to attack ‘Mayism’, whilst Brexiteers seem to be rallying around the Prime Minister.
But neither the American President’s concession to Britain nor the question of double standards are likely to deter some Parliamentarians.
Boris Johnson, James Cleverly, Nusrat Ghani, Johnny Mercer, Sarah Wollaston, Paul Scully and others speak out.
Conservative MPs are looking forward to the vote. And even diehard Remainers acknowledge it is a Pyrrhic victory.
May, Johnson, Hannan, Davidson, Fabricant and others give their thoughts. Plus, has anyone checked on Sir Simon Burns?