One of the most striking developments was Mordaunt criticising the use of the word ‘woman’ in the Ministerial and other Maternity Allowances Bill.
Whatever guidelines there may be on engagement with organisations, no-one will take them seriously if the Government doesn’t do so itself.
An emergency cross-departmental ministerial meeting must take place – to ensure there’s a strategy for Hong Kongers’ arrival.
“The only deal that is possible is one that is compatible with our sovereignty and takes back control of our laws, trade and waters.”
Equivalent reform is being pursued in Scotland; in combination with its hate speech bill, this would be dangerously authoritarian.
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.
Four members from the 2019 intake make the top 50, beating longer-serving and higher-ranked colleagues.
After the Labour leader sacked Rebecca Long-Bailey, others expect Johnson to be tougher on his adviser and Minister.
It’s a good thing for former senior Ministers to keep thinking, going and contributing, and we wouldn’t be surprised to see a comeback to government.
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.
Plus: Will Javid come back? Will Boris Island fly? Hazzer, formerly the Duke of Sussex. And: an ice bath in a Scandi forest.
We cheer the mission. But government needs more compromise, art, tact and accomodation than campaigning alone allows.
Plus: A sofa, two dogs, no cup of tea – and my Brexit evening. And: the pre-eminence of Policy Exchange.
He is one of the few elements of continuity in what has been a turbulent year at the Government’s top table.
Don’t expect Downing Street to bother too much about what MPs or the media think as it prepares to shake up government and Whitehall.