Even the mice in the Commons tea room know that he was put in by one party and is kept there by one party.
The chairs of the 1922 Policy Boards are joined by a range of MPs and peers, all of whom will aid Skidmore’s work.
Seven MPs and three peers will oversee the work of policy innovation.
How we can push more fathers into taking extended paternity leave for the good of women, children, and the economy.
Also: female Tories press the Prime Minister for action on Ulster abortion law; and Davies urges Party to unite over Brexit.
It’s a counter-intuitive take – but it’s what the sum of opinion polling in recent years tends to suggest.
A lesson of the claims made against the Speaker is that there is no adequate means of holding him to account when Commons’ conventions break down.
In the best of all worlds, standards would be upheld voluntarily. But in the world we have, we seem to need rules – and sometimes to extend them.
The European Convention on Human Rights is critical to holding the UK together.
Plus: Soames bottle-feeds the Crouch childlet. Gove’s lesé majeste. And: It’s Ken Clarke’s memoirs – Fifty Shades of Blue.
Jesse Norman wins Culture, Julian Lewis Defence…and Meg Hillier is the new Chairman of the Public Accounts Committtee.
Every piece of paper we put out carried the message of “more jobs, lower taxes, better services”.
Ever since his days as a Thatcherite firebrand at Exeter University, this Tory of Asian descent has believed in a tough, meritocratic conservatism.
As the Chancellor prepares to deliver his Mansion House speech, here are the people who have stood by him ever since 2005
The Culture Secretary has taken a strong line on press freedom. Is this a shift in stance from the Prime Minister, or submission to the exigencies of 2015?