Plus: The mystery of the missing Kwasi Kwarteng. The presence of the ebullient Brandon Lewis. The absence and recovery of Nick de Bois. Plus: Capita’s failures.
Amidst the wreckage this morning, there are a few points of light. But that cackling noise you hear from Kensington is George Osborne laughing his head off.
The idea that those now entering old age somehow had it easy is completely wrong. And so is the myth that they are intolerant and narrow-minded.
Our take is that our panel is waiting to see what happens next, and suspending judgement as the political cycle and Brexit negotiations continue.
Davidson and Mordaunt also score highly, whilst the Chancellor and Chief Whip both languish with negative scores.
This is the way to regenerate high streets and boost the supply of affordable housing. Yet planning policies are still too obstructive.
It’s easy to demand more, or for unscrupulous firms to wail at being reined in. But to govern is to decide.
This weakening of local accountability makes it all the more important for Conservatives to offer voters a clear alternative.
And after hitting a personal low last month, the Budget seems to have got the Chancellor (just) back into the membership’s good books.
Javid has correctly identified the problem. Now he needs to spot who the true culprits are, and what can be done to prevent them causing further harm.
Add together the totals of those named who backed Brexit, and one reaches a total of nearly 60 per cent of the vote.
Plus: Englishness in Norwich. Remainer complaints everywhere. And: Noel Gallagher, political philosopher, gives his view of Corbyn.
We need to face up to a fall in house prices to allow the aspirations of the young to be fulfilled. The alternative is a Corbyn Government.
Expanding the supply of available land means reviewing access to the green belt. It is contentious but nothing worth doing comes easy.
Plus: the official measure of inflation should be changed; student funding requires reform; and the Chancellor must prepare for No Deal.