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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‘…the Brexit White Paper will inevitably put me in direct conflict with the views expressed by a large section of my constituents….’
Geoffrey Cox becomes Attorney General.
Henry Newman: May’s strategy is in crisis – continuing to exclude the Brexit Secretary from the process will only make that worse
Davis was not alone in being kept in the dark – ministers in various departments have been wrongly left out of Brexit planning done by their own civil servants.
“I would like to place on record my appreciation for the service you have given,” she replies.
Downing Street sends a not-very-subtle message in its choice of successors in the mini-reshuffle.
“I cannot support this policy with the sincerity and resolve which will be necessary,” he says in his letter to the Prime Minister.
The Brexit Secretary’s resignation letter: I have become “a reluctant conscript” not “an enthusiastic believer in your approach”
‘The inevitable consequence of the proposed policies will be to make the supposed control by Parliament illusory rather than real.’
Davis resigns as Brexit Secretary over Chequers plan – “He doesn’t believe the policy is right for our country”
Steve Baker follows him out, in a dual blow for the Prime Minister’s already embattled proposals.
The Housing Minister was being asked about Boris Johnson’s comments on Brexit, which were leaked earlier this week.
The combination of crucial Brexit votes, crumbling ministerial discipline, growing grassroots discontent and a rail crisis serves to intensify pressure on Downing Street.
Javid gives Gove a run for first place in our Cabinet League Table. May is back in negative territory.
And Davis’ rating slides – as the Government’s Brexit difficulties contaminate the approval ratings of others at the top table.
“I very much look forward to working alongside you again when you are back to full health,” the Prime Minister wrote when he stood down in January. And here he is.
Truss moves up into the middle of the table, Williamson drops towards the floor, and Gauke slumps into the red over Warboys.
The new Gove has all the energy and imagination of the old – but is less willing to fight others. What’s changed?
Is he adapting to get things done? Might he be adjusting to life as an emergent elder statesman? Or could it all be about leadership ambition? His reinvention continues.