He resigned in December over Brexit, but has now been promoted from PPS to Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State.
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Some have stepped down due to scandal or ill-health, but the overwhelming majority are down to policy disagreements with the Government.
It is a telling sign that several PPS positions – usually the first step on the ladder for ambitious MPs – have gone unfilled since November.
Heaton-Harris resigns as No Deal Minister: “I simply cannot support any further extension to Article 50”
He praises the work done by civil servants to prepare for exit without a deal – and suggests the Prime Minister has not been fully informed of their progress.
‘I profoundly disagree with this approach and I have therefore decided that I must reluctantly tender my resignation.’
If this Prime Minister won’t or can’t sack them, her successor should. That is the only way to preserve the basis on which government functions.
The new dividing line among would-be Tory leadership candidates: experience versus a “new generation”
In previous contests, service in Cabinet was seen as a requirement. Now it could even be seen as a weakness.
By combining all the Cabinet approval ratings for the year, we can see the true scope of members’ dissatisfaction.
They are now coming so fast as to necessitate this list, which will be updated as the day continues.
The legacy of past disorganisation in our Party’s machine even affects those at the top.
Meanwhile, Hammond’s approval rating plumbs new depths – as Fox and Raab gain ground after criticising the Treasury’s Brexit forecasts.
‘…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.