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Posts Tagged: Liz Truss MP
Not a good month for the Foreign Secretary, who slips from third place to eighth. But this is probably just due to the rising popularity of others.
As the final volume of the authorised biography appears, its author remarks that by the end, there was almost no one who could say: “Come on Margaret, stop it.”
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?
Truss is the new Womens’ Minister, Goldsmith will attend Cabinet. The Government is reshuffled at Ministerial level.
Seven changes in all given the recent run of resignations: it all has a bit of a provisional feel.
While trade deals have taken on an important political and symbolic value, their benefits are typically smaller and slower to materialise than many realise.
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.