“How on earth didn’t I notice?” he said – and that question is near the heart of the charity that he and his family have set up, the Rose Paterson Trust.
The former Chief Adviser has had little to do with the negotiation recently, but his leaving has knock-on effects on it. Here’s why.
The real one is widely and correctly dismissed as weak. So we’ve had a go at assembling a stronger team. Here is the result.
Plus: incompetence, resignations, non-resignations, reputations, my holiday, Any Questions and Finkelstein’s book.
Four in five of our party member respondents say yes. Hunt is top choice to come in from outside – but there’s no strong support for any non-member.
As with Brexit, much of the Tory family finds itself pitted against the permanent State on how Britain aligns itself in the world.
They included seven former Cabinet Ministers, the Chairman of the Foreign Affairs Select Committee and the Chairman of the 1922 Executive Committee.
He says they are “committed not just to reversing the will of the people but to handing back control of Scotland’s outstanding marine wealth to Brussels!”
We don’t know whether they believe it to be prudent or desirable or both – but the message to the leadership contenders is clear.
The Prime Minister looked alone at the Despatch Box.
Mostly ERG-aligned Leavers – but roughly ten former Remainers, a core of whom now back a second referendum.
The Prime Minister assured Labour MPs that she will stand up for workers’ rights.
Where Farage, Johnson and Paterson once praised the Norway option, it is now denounced as apostasy.
If two men are in a car, and the passenger says to the driver: “Look out! You’re going to crash,” he is shouting out the second, not the first.
We need a new strategic partnership with Ireland. At the moment, that end seems endlessly remote.