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.
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“The very fact that people think they might do this is utterly destructive, utterly unnecessary, and they should back her to the hilt.”
Plus: Why hasn’t May done a single interview about her Brexit plan since last Friday? And: Take a bow, Gareth Southgate and company.
Will there be further resignations? Will the 48 letters go to Sir Graham Brady? If the 48 letters do go in, will May win – and survive?
What may count most today is not whether the water simmers over, but whether his temper and patience do instead – or first.
It’s a close-run thing, with fewer than 20 votes in over a thousand separating these two Big Beasts among potential contenders.
Johnson gets less reward than one might expect for his earlier backing for Leave, and this narrow win underlines the general decline in his ratings.
Javid’s storming of our Next Tory Leader finding will render this result, like Michael Gove’s trouncing of Boris Johnson, no surprise to our readers.
We open our Michael Gove/Jeremy Hunt/Sajid Javid/Boris Johnson Next Tory Leader run-offs with the one-time Brexiteering joint leadership ticket put head-to-head.
Should Williamson get the defence spending rise he wants? Plus: introducing Next Tory Leader run-offs. Our monthly survey is out.
We have put Michael Gove, Jeremy Hunt, Sajid Javid and Boris Johnson up against each other to get the view of our members’ panel.
“Where’s Penny?” The International Development Secretary is biding her time, and choosing her words carefully
Mordaunt – like Patel before her – is effective, ambitious, and keenly aware that many Conservative voters are not natural fans of aid spending.
Our Survey. Next Tory leader. Rees-Mogg leads Gove by less than ten votes in over a thousand. Javid is third.
If, that is, you don’t count “Other”, which comes ahead of the Home Secretary but behind the two front-runners.
Our survey. Almost one in four Tory members want May to resign now. And over two in three want her gone before the next election.
Each monthly answer to this question since the last election has found that over half the respondents want a new leader in place to contest the next one.
Readers will see that it is all plain sailing for the plan reportedly being cooked up by “Tory grandees”.
They argue that even if May doesn’t deliver a clean outcome, the priority must be to ensure that the Article 50 timetable is met.