Now, the best option for the Prime Minister is to try to work with Labour. Unless, of course, her backbench critics rethink.
She is one of the few Cabinet members who does not give the impression of having had her personality flattened by the sacrifices demanded by a ministerial career.
Conservatives are offering a positive alternative. We can be a strong and effective voice for every Wulfrunian.
Next time round, we will try run-offs between some of the main candidates, which are a bit ovedue.
Such as: do you see Brexit as a help or a hindrance – and what’s your vision for our post-Leave country?
Hers or Letwins? That’s what the choice is narrowing down to. From the point of view of trust in politics, how MPs vote will now make little difference – if any.
“I hope that we will have an opportunity during the course of the next few days to unite and to support the Prime Minister.”
May should go in mid-April. But attempts to appoint a successor uncontested will only stir further chaos in the hen coop.
Or as close to it as a site well-disposed to both can get in this fallen world. This is the story of a marriage gone horribly wrong.
Gove and Davis followed the Prime Minister, but they were heavily outnumbered in the Parliamentary Conservative Party. The Chief Whip abstained.
The Prime Minister is also astute enough to get Gove to make the case for Meaningful Vote Three.
He says that beef and sheep farmers would face tariffs of “at least 40 per cent, in some cases more than 100 per cent.”
Vacuous proposals for a “national strategy” are made – with no reference to standards or teaching methods. Wishful thinking won’t fix the system.
It is striking how little the former Foreign Secretary is doing to maintain his lead. Then again, he scarcely needs to stir – for the moment.
The Environment Secretary says that the priority is securing a deal which can “avert either no Brexit, or no deal.”