We have the Government that we should have had then, ready to counter the charge that Vote Leave scurried away from Brexit, rather than manning up to deliver it.
Here’s our best stab at who is voting for whom, and this list will be updated each morning, as the contest continues.
Truss and Davidson take the other podium spots, challenging the assumptions held in some quarters about the Tory grassroots.
The former Treasury Minister is regarded as a “safe pair of hands”. However, he may not stay in post for long.
“It would be wrong if we blunt those wealth creators who are not only making wealth, but are also paying taxes.”
The course consistent with this site’s recommendations is to appoint a more junior Cabinet Office Minister.
Jo Johnson is third. Then Greg Hands and Matt Hancock. But those who lead the results may be no less likely to go up than those who trail them.
The Mercers, Tugendhats and Cleverlys get a lot of media coverage. However, most promotions come from the ranks of the toiling Ministers of State.
Plus: Let’s have no sympathy for Farron. He didn’t give straight answers to straight questions, and is thus the cause of his own downfall.
A summary of the news from the junior ranks to date. Announcements of appointments yet to conclude.
Plus: Portaloos for the Lords Car Park. My ancestor’s exploits at Agincourt. The Spectre of Mel Stride. And: Priti Patel at the Male, Pale and Stale.
…a deal with DUP? The Guardian floats one today – as Mel Stride did recently on this site.
Expect it to rise soon, if it isn’t already.
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