Yes: there was nothing I could do to stop Sean Spicer from being an utter dick. Plus: Guido’s recovery, the Tory Chief Whip’s troubles…and Mamma Mia 2.
Posts Tagged: Mark Harper MP
We now have eleven runners and riders in our Next Tory Leader section…with another 15 candidates standing by. Watch this space.
Iain Dale: Rudd to the Treasury, a Gove comeback, McLoughlin to quit. What may happen in the reshuffle.
Oh, and Timothy and Hill should be moved on from being co-Chiefs of Staff – the former to head up policy, the latter press.
Davis defied the Lords by carrying the Commons, but could not talk round Clegg.
May – a Joe Chamberlain in kitten heels? Who will serve in her interventionist Cabinet (and deliver Brexit)?
Hammond, Fox, Javid. How will a generation of politicians raised under Thatcher adapt to the new Prime Minister’s desire for an industrial strategy?
How Cameron can bind up the Party’s wounds post-election.
Watch for a pre-referendum announcement of enquiry of one kind or another into the “Battle of Orgreave” during the miners’ strike.
Nicky Morgan’s leadership ambitions and next week’s Conservative Conference give us the chance to hold a snap review.
Support Groups. Policy Development. Backbench Committees. Lord Feldman’s Review. Campaigning. There’s plenty for them to do.
Chris White: There may be trouble ahead – with a slim majority, unity is the only way to avoid disaster
It only takes nine rebel Conservative MPs to defeat the Government. If that became a regular occurrence, voters would not forgive us.
If he stays in Number Ten, Cameron must change – by sharing power with his top team. Brady should be Chief Whip.
The governing duopoly of the Prime Minister and Chancellor should be replaced by a collegiate top team – including the present ’22 Chairman as a new Chief Whip.
Her ‘image from Rochester’ was the overwhelming winner.
The text of my speech from yesterday evening’s debate on the future of the centre-right with Matthew Parris.
The Institute of Directors, the Economist, the Centre for Entrepreneurs, the CBI…none of them cared for James Brokenshire’s speech.
Downing Street announces the ministerial changes resulting from Mark Harper’s resignation