The empty Chamber, where ministers cannot be tested by spontaneous interventions, is incapable of holding the Government to account.
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Our Cabinet League Table. Truss is still top, Johnson is up again – and Kwarteng comes straight in at fourth.
The Brexit deal bounce in our final survey of last year has left little room for a vaccine bounce in the first survey of this one.
All in all, it’s much of a muchness – with Douglas Ross down by about 25 points, now that his Party Conference coverage has faded.
Six members of Cabinet, more than 70 speakers, in 18 events, over three days, makes for over 22 hours of top-flight political insight and debate.
WATCH: Barclay on airports, Covid-19, the spending round, the EU negotiation – and delivering on the manifesto
The Chief Secretary to the Treasury was interviewed by Charlotte Gill for a ConHome fringe meeting in partnership with Heathrow.
It’s a rotten springboard from which to vault into Party Conference as it begins today. But what goes down may go back up.
Today’s ConservativeHome online fringe event line-up: Barclay, Buckland, Ford, Glen, Afolami and Courts
The Justice Secretary and the Chief Secretary to the Treasury lead our cast of ministers, MPs, and experts for Day One.
Last month, he was sixth from top. Now, he is eighth from bottom. Only six Ministers have a satisfaction rating of more than half.
By the way, it is a travesty that the Chief Secretary to the Treasury and Leader of the House aren’t full members.
Our Cabinet League Table: Sunak top, Johnson down again, Patel up – and Williamson and Jenrick in negative territory
That’s the Prime Minister’s lowest score since he entered Downing Street for the first time last summer.
The overall numbers are down slightly after the allegations against the Home Secretary and the Government’s defeat over Heathrow.
Let Sunak and Dowden join Jenrick at the top table. And that should be about it. If the Coronavirus takes off, Ministerial changes will be the least of our worries.
Plus: No nay to Huawei. Or to HS2, too. And: my looming interview with Pompeo on his visit to London.
The month-on-month stability in our rankings highlights against just how much an overall majority has calmed British politics.
Steve Barclay: Tomorrow we will get Brexit done, and start building a better future for every corner of our United Kingdom
The third piece in our mini-series on the road to Brexit comes from the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union.