Plus: How many letters has Brady had? The tragedy of the death of Carl Sargeant. And: introducing my new podcast with Jacqui Smith.
Posts Tagged: Michael Fallon MP
No, the Government is not on the verge of collapse. Only Tory MPs can currently force its demise. Which they shouldn’t.
Its poll rating is 40 per cent or so, the economy is growing, and an election isn’t due until 2022. A sense of perspective is essential – for all the Government’s weaknesses.
It’s personal low in the run-up to the Budget. Meanwhile, Gove gets within a single point of beating Davidson for the top spot.
But Major’s Back to Basics disaster shows how badly wrong the attempt to provide moral leadership can go.
If the standard is as it now appears to be, May will have difficulty finding enough male Ministers to replace all those she will be required to sack.
Plus: What it was like being gay and a Tory – and being sexually assaulted in the “Brief Encounter” – during the vanished world of the 1990s.
If Fallon’s account of why he quit is right, his exit is a mistake – and May has set a precedent she may come to regret
If a Minister is guilty of bullying, harrassment or abuse, he should go. But behaviour that falls short of these should not require resignation.
WATCH: Mercer – “After Brexit there is an increased role for the Armed Forces, and we’ve got to fund it”
“We need to talk about as a party what we look like after Brexit, and I hope that veterans’ care and being a party of defence means something.”
The Defence Secretary calls on the Labour leader to reject his youth wing’s position.
Johnson leads our Next Tory Leader category…but makes no progress in our Cabinet League Table. The reason? He divides opinion.
Davis, Gove, and Fallon make up the top three again, but satisfaction levels overall are low. And Davidson is out-polling every Cabinet member.
Iain Dale’s 100 most influential people on the Right 2017. May tops it. Davis is second. And Davidson third.
Who would have predicted that Gavin Barwell, having lost his seat and ministerial position, would climb 63 places to number seven?
The Defence Secretary adds that Blair “has got to get over it”.
Members seem to agree that the Prime Minister has staged a mild recovery over the summer.
Rudd falls with him, May is almost out of negative territory…and Davidson continues to soar up, up and away.
“Although the sacrifice was enormous, it was fought in a good cause…to defend the freedom that we enjoy today.”