The Government’s scheme is deeply problematic and there’s a potential Commons majority against it.
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A brief apology doesn’t justify him remaining in post. It’s now up to him to do so live. This is one for Andrew Neil, assuming he’s available.
The single most important thing for right-leaning outsiders to understand is that boards don’t control most of a firm’s political comment.
The decision on lifting the remainder of lockdown will be based on many factors. But that’s the question at the heart of it.
Will First Past The Post be used for the ’22 Chairman election? If so, does that suit the incumbent – Brady?
A decision is expected when the Executive committee meets this week, and the poll itself is due to take place after June 21.
Brady v Goodwill. The 1922 Chairman election isn’t just about the contenders. At its heart will be Tory MPs’ view of Johnson.
Should he be handcuffed under public restraint, like a suspect watched by Priti Patel? Or freed to run wild through Alpine meadows, like Julie Andrews?
The troubled story of Conservative MPs, identity politics, fairness, looking like modern Britain – and a headache for Party managers.
Ryan Bourne: Why is Sunak so taken with tax hikes – when the tax burden is forecast to be its heaviest for 70 years?
Conservative messaging implies an implicit belief that there are no major state functions ripe for reform in any fiscal repair.
The Budget should be a big reset moment for post-Brexit, post-Covid Britain. It risks being lost amidst a rush to tax rises.
It will probe whether or or not Sunak can prepare the country for that future – and perhaps succeed Johnson himself, “one fine day”.
But as ever, trying to make out a consensus position is like trying to pick out a tune when a drunk pianist is playing a broken piano.
The Prime Minister seems to be mulling some school re-openings pre-Easter. But how long will it last and who can really be sure?
David Gauke: The Covid paradox for Johnson: the nearer to normality we get, the more difficulties he’ll have
The Government should begin to dash unrealistic expectations now, rather than be forced to do so later.
The sense that he hates the whole business is helping to carry him through it – for all the mistakes that have been made.
Johnson to fly to Brussels. Triumph, sellout, last-ditch gamble – or simply showing willing before talks collapse?
The commonsense presumption must be that he wouldn’t be going at all were a deal not at least possible.
We have seen it in the context of Europe; we are seeing it in the context of Covid restrictions. We may more of it in tackling the public finances.