If Boris Johnson wants to pursue a No Deal exit, then he will have a fight on his hands with MPs.
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The new Prime Minister will inherit the worst political legacy in living memory – with the very barest of working majorities.
James Frayne: The new Prime Minister won’t triumph on Leave votes alone. Here’s how he can win some Remain supporters over.
The NHS, the environment, childcare: the creative energies of Team Johnson must be poured into new policies for these.
Patrick Spencer: Some advice for the new Conservative leader. Stick to these three ideas to boost productivity.
The new Chancellor should stick to the basics of cutting taxes, spending more on education and rebalancing growth outside of London.
The Chancellor says he could not subscribe to Boris Johnson’s policy of leaving the EU with no deal in October.
How could Johnson plausibly seek a mandate for a no-deal exit whilst allowing MPs explicitly opposed to that programme to be Conservative candidates?
The financial crisis, Brown, Osborne and then the EU and Scottish referendums did not cover the discipline in glory.
Johnson’s August 4) Who would run an election campaign? After yesterday’s Government defeat, the question is pressing.
If the campaign management were outsourced, as recently, who would take it on? And if it weren’t, could CCHQ really cope?
The 17 Conservative MPs who rebelled against the Government on prorogation – and the ministers who failed to vote
Margot James resigned as a minister following her rebellion. Meanwhile, the Chancellor joined Gauke and Clark in failing to support the Government.
The Speaker must rein in self-indulgent MPs who no longer try to express themselves with the greatest possible concision and force.
WATCH: Would Hammond vote No Confidence in a Tory government to prevent No Deal? “I won’t speculate…”
The Chancellor hinted that at minimum he would, if a backbencher, vote with Labour against such a policy.
Interview. Johnson says that every member of his Cabinet must sign up to Britain leaving the EU on 31st October – deal or no deal
The front runner on extension, Scotland, that Islamophobia inquiry, wrestling naked with Hunt – and taking a Trollope to bed in Downing Street.
“A paramount duty of Government is to ensure Britain’s prosperity”. Hammond’s Mansion House speech – full text
So, there is a choice: either we leave with No Deal… or we preserve our future fiscal space – we cannot do both.
Johnson is set to face an early general election. His Cabinet must be ruthlessly shaped to fight it – on a No Deal platform.
Its members must be signed up to leaving on October 31. Here’s a rough draft of what the top team might look like.
Hunt interview: “I’m clearly second-placed now to Boris, and ready to argue that we have better choices as a country than he is offering.”
He says he’s best placed to deliver Brexit, slash corporation tax and beat Corbyn. And adds “I am not going to criticise Boris for going to a posher public school than me.”