Meanwhile Ruth Davidson, so often one of the highest-scoring politicians, is at the bottom of the chart after her row with Johnson and strong line against No Deal.
A rolling list of all the senior members of the new Government. As we write, we have the Cabinet list plus those entitled to attend.
“We are now committed, all of us, to leaving the EU on October 31 or even earlier – no ifs, no buts.”
A manifesto from Govern Up on how the Johnson administration can best get to grips with Whitehall – and deliver effectively.
Margot James resigned as a minister following her rebellion. Meanwhile, the Chancellor joined Gauke and Clark in failing to support the Government.
Its members must be signed up to leaving on October 31. Here’s a rough draft of what the top team might look like.
Many will hope that Gove and Hunt duke it out in a constructive way for the right to take on the man who is the clear winner from the week’s events.
He’s a respected, experienced former Chief Whip – without the baggage of having sat around the Cabinet table during the past three years.
Truss and Davidson take the other podium spots, challenging the assumptions held in some quarters about the Tory grassroots.
Plus: Leadsom is a mensch. The Euro-elections may be a Conservative wipeout. And: my interview with Blair.
Leadsom quits – and slams May’s deal as now proposed; the second referendum plan and the by-passing of Cabinet.
The only worse scores we can find were awarded to Vince Cable and Chris Huhne at their lowest points in the Coalition.
She is one of the few Cabinet members who does not give the impression of having had her personality flattened by the sacrifices demanded by a ministerial career.
Jon Davis and John Rentoul’s new book contains valuable material, but cannot efface Iraq, or the former Prime Minister’s self-righteousness.
Plus: What would it take to get the Cabinet leavers to resign? Clarke’s Maastricht Treaty Customs Union moment. And: in defence of Robbie Gibb.