Meanwhile, Hammond’s approval rating plumbs new depths – as Fox and Raab gain ground after criticising the Treasury’s Brexit forecasts.
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Javid retains second place and drifts down slightly. For the moment, these two are only game in town – at least, as far as our panel is concerned.
Alex Morton: The purpose of education is to give people skills for life. And we have lost sight of it.
It would be wrong to try to create a system of conservative indoctrination because so-called progressives have indoctrinated children and students in other ways.
We must replace the EU’s clunky and inflexible CAP with a system that rewards public goods, not box-ticking.
These months of change have electrifying potential for renewal and reform. Such opportunities are precious.
The irony is that Hammond is appallingly placed to persuade voters that No Deal really does carry risks.
Not in the sense that he will be shot by his own side, but in his calculation that the best approach is to gain “the freedom to win freedom”.
May’s Chequers “charm offensive” continues with a letter to Tory members – but is it making any difference?
It might even make things worse to spend Party funds to simply repeat the same messages, so long after the summit.
Our Cabinet League Table. The Chequers effect blitzes everyone. They’re all down. And May dives to her lowest rating ever.
This is collective punishment for the new Brexit policy. P.S: when ratings fall in this way, place in the table scarcely matters.
Our Survey. Next Tory Leader. Johnson more than triples his score to come top – for the first time since 2016
It’s the Chequers factor – as Gove falls from second to fifth. Javid remains competitive on 19 per cent, coming second this month.
Polling Conservative members is a tricky business, but these mutually reinforcing findings suggests our free, monthly survey is up to the task.
The Conservative Brexit choice. Seek to park the UK in the EEA under a new Tory leader. Or press on.
If Tory MPs think that No Deal would collapse Brexit altogether, or that it would be unmanageable next March, they need a Plan B. But we stress: if.
Say what you like about him (and many do), the recently-resigned Foreign Secretary is one of the very few Tories with voter cut-through.
His attack on the Brexiteers as Romantics runs the risk of dismissing the EU referendum as a fraud.
Number 10’s plan was summarised in the statement released after Chequers. The Ministers’ was contained in DexEU’s draft of the White Paper.