Johnson will want no distractions from Brexit this summer, but history suggests that he may get one – in the Straits of Hormuz.
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The Leader of the Opposition took the chance to do a bit of electioneering by praising Tony Blair’s achievements.
Mostly ERG-aligned Leavers – but roughly ten former Remainers, a core of whom now back a second referendum.
“The Irish certainly won’t. The British certainly won’t. So unless the EU Army plans to march in and build it, surely it can never happen?”
The Foreign Secretary’s score is up by 20 points. Grayling now brings up the rear – and Bradley is in the red.
“I can break her” – Williamson’s war for defence spending intensifies, and targets the Prime Minister
What is the Defence Secretary up to? Why now? And is the extraordinary threat he is reported to have made true?
Also: Welsh Tories criticise Jones’ delayed departure; Welsh Labour row over voting reform continues; Trimble attacks ‘scaremongering’ over Ulster; and more.
She cited the attack in Salisbury: “We cannot allow the use of chemical weapons to become normalised….in Syria, on the streets of the UK…
She will be feeling a hand of history on her shoulder, and wondering if the other holds a knife at her back.
Brexit has transformed the context in which we plan our security. Commitments to our European neighbours and Global Britain require more money.
WATCH: “I’ve always seen two per cent as a base” for defence spending, not a ceiling, says Williamson
The Defence Secretary made the remark in his first Commons outing in his new role.
Lewis Baston: Forty years ago, another Tory conference. It saw that famous Hague speech. And the arrival of Reg Prentice…
The former Labour MP’s defection, and the later split within that party, has not yet found in a parallel in our own turbulent times.
Iain Dale: The biggest gossip in politics is interviewed by the biggest gossip in politics and names the biggest gossip in politics
Plus: The decline of books. Morgan sees off the cult of Mogg. Why I won’t fly RyanAir. And: As I reach a significant birthday, I mull writing my autobiography…
They already elect their chairmen and there will be fewer trips abroad – at least when the Commons is sitting. That means more scrutiny of what Ministers are up to.
In the 1970s, Conservatives who recognised the danger of Trotskyism helped to defend moderate left-wing MPs. Could the feat be repeated?