This compilation of some of the terms he has used shows how, while rising to national leadership, he reassured outsiders that he was still one of them.
And the axeing of the Victoria Derbyshire Show suggests that the next Director General must be a transformational one.
It’s a contest between Sunderland and Newcastle. But even if Labour does badly in early results, how much will that tell us?
We regularly describe ourselves as a broad church – and correctly so. Any alignment with the Brexit Party would see that width of appeal narrowed.
Owen Bennett sets out the known facts about an astonishing Tory.
I just can’t see how parliamentary sovereignty is compatible with a potential Prime Minister being nominated by an extra-parliamentary body.
The present election will turn on whether MPs and activists put national popularity before ideological soundness.
The news was apparently lined up by the party to be announced later today. But she appears to have jumped the gun.
Which is what she hinted at after the last one – and which would ease the pressures on her and help get the government back on its feet.
Charismatic, Oxbridge-educated, hailed as the man of destiny – is it too late for Johnson to learn from Portillo’s failure?
Often, the disagreements between the two old camps are less substantial than the disagreements erupting within each camp’s own tents.
Labour do less well when figures are based on information about who has probably turned out to vote are used. The party’s turnout, then, will be crucial to the result.
The MP for Enfield Southgate helped to sink tax credit and Sunday Trading changes – and now has eye on the Government’s housing benefit plans for young people.
Plus: Leadsom comes up on the rails. Why men should never wear red trousers. And: 100 years on from the Battle of the Somme.
I have an assumption that most Britons aren’t especially keen to describe themselves, voluntarily, in this way. A quick and very unscientific vox pop didn’t contradict my assumption