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Posts Tagged: Liz Truss MP
Next Tory Leader. It’s Johnson first, Raab second and Gove third in our first survey since May’s pledge to quit.
Next time round, we will try run-offs between some of the main candidates, which are a bit ovedue.
Such as: do you see Brexit as a help or a hindrance – and what’s your vision for our post-Leave country?
Our survey. Next Tory leader – Johnson is top again. Here’s why he’s in pole position with minimum effort.
It is striking how little the former Foreign Secretary is doing to maintain his lead. Then again, he scarcely needs to stir – for the moment.
It may have produced Anna Soubry – but it also gave us a mixed cross-section of Tories, including Conor Burns, Esther McVey, Priti Patel and Liz Truss.
WATCH: Truss on Chope – “I was absolutely appalled. I’m going to speak to him this week. I want to see him change his mind.”
She says that she wants to win him round to her point of view, and doesn’t approve of the current deselection mania.
The first department to need boosting post-March. The Treasury? Business? Transport? No: Northern Ireland.
The challenge to “our precious union” will be as much constitutional as economic – Deal, No Brexit…or No Deal especially.
Combining humour, personality, and robust combativeness has proved a winning formula for the Deputy Chairman.
There are three contenders in double figures, one well ahead of the other two – and a very long tail of names in single figures,
“We’ve instituted it within the NHS already and I would like to see the whole Government going to that position because it’s the responsible thing to do.”
Raab, Cox, Gove, Fox, Mordaunt – all these Cabinet members, and others, should prepare to resign today
They should first seek to persuade May not to press for a decision, since there will have been no opportunity for full timely study of the text.
ConHome’s survey. Next Tory leader. Johnson leads Javid by less than a point – after Davis tears a chunk off his support.
Progress in this chart is invariably linked to media coverage – of which the former Brexit Secretary has had lots recently and the former Foreign Secretary less.
Alex Morton: This week, Hammond’s Budget. Next year, the Spending Review. It must focus on gaining more growth.
The Treasury should not simply accept the growth figures given by the OBR, but seek to raise them.
“I am an optimist. I am an enthusiast for the change that is coming.” Hammond’s Conference speech, full text
“When the Prime Minister gets a deal agreed there will be a boost to our economic growth, a Deal Dividend which we will share, in line with our balanced approach.”
In all, there are 30 new entries in the whole list, one down on last year and two down on the 2016 record of 33.