Plus: Osborne’s regrets, vintage Heseltine – and, after Germany, to Brighton, for what is claimed to be the biggest conference Labour has ever held.
Those who voted against same-sex marriage were more likely to support Leadsom than those who voted for the legislation, whilst the opposite was true for Gove.
And those that never were, such as 1978, 1991 and 2007. Prime Ministers tend to make the opposite error to that of their predecessors.
He calls it a “cancer at the heart of the Conservative Party”.
It makes spending commitments which exceed the amounts it budgets to spend. Those escalating commitments…will approach E250 billion by the time we leave.
It is intended to create a means by which peers and MPs can seek to hold up leaving the EU.
His position as an adviser was more than decorative and he will be a loss. But as someone or other once put it, there is no alternative.
“I had to make that speech today…and if the Prime Minister can’t live with that, I have to respect her right to sack me.”
Charged with managing Whitehall, trouble-shooting, clocking Sturgeon, and preparing government for Brexit, his workload would make lesser mortals crumble.
He says that while Birmingham itself and Solihull are particularly buoyant, large parts of the region feel that they have missed out on growth.
Plus: John Rees-Evans’s bizarrre views. May’s flourishing line in jokes. Trump’s chances of winning. And: let Article 50 be put to a vote in Parliament and let’s get on with it.
“I was devoted to Michael, his coat was so long and glossy.”
Hosting the 2025 Northern Powerhouse EXPO would be bigger than the Olympics and the World Cup combined.
The EU referendum result marks a posthumous triumph over his old opponent, Edward Heath. Or does it?
Plus: Fox, an assured voice for Leave. Clarke and Heseltine, missing voices for Remain. And: Mark Regev, a persuasive voice for Israel.