While trade deals have taken on an important political and symbolic value, their benefits are typically smaller and slower to materialise than many realise.
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Chris White: How much of the Government’s No Deal legislation is in place? And is it all truly essential?
Ministers are wary of giving rebels the chance to introduce troublesome amendments. Some workarounds and bypasses contain their own problems.
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.
Other candidates for the top job gain ground – but not all do so. Meanwhile, the Cabinet’s collective approval rating rises somewhat as May’s departure approaches.
What he detests is less liberalism than democracy, and the obstacle it poses to Russian foreign policy objectives.
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.
Here’s our best stab at who is voting for whom, and this list will be updated each morning, as the contest continues.
From Reggie to Rory Sahib: My whip said the office is neutral for this leadership contest. Tell that to the marines.
Our elder statesman returns for the election – and writes that “the poor devil who wins will then face the same dead end as old Mrs May”.
So no more dropouts after Sam Gyimah’s departure earlier this afternoon. The first ballot will be held on Thursday.
Truss and Davidson take the other podium spots, challenging the assumptions held in some quarters about the Tory grassroots.
From: Hunt, Javid, Gove, Hancock, Stewart, Truss, Rudd, Johnson, Leadsom, Raab, Harper and Baker.
The contest may or may not produce a Snow White. But statistically, there are bound to be more than seven dwarves.
The row over his sacking is a sign of a Party pulled in different directions by the way politics works – and by culture wars. Now a new competitor is knocking at the door.
The only worse scores we can find were awarded to Vince Cable and Chris Huhne at their lowest points in the Coalition.
Next Tory Leader. Our Survey. Johnson dominates the table. He puts on ten points and leads by eighteen.
The pattern of results over many months suggests that the worse the position of the Conservatives, the better he does.