“I’m not interested in being an irreconcilable…the leadership question is settled.” Rees-Mogg accepts defeat – but reserves the right to differ over policy.
The Speaker announces the news in the Commons to cheers from the Conservative benches.
The two Conservative MPs have been included in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List.
It is an extremely tough task to prepare to be a constitutional monarch, or indeed to take on the actual role.
I have lost count of the number of times I have heard its demise confidently predicted or stridently recommended. Houdini-like, it has so far escaped this awaited fate.
It is vital that we discuss how we eliminate the plastic waste brought to the surface of our collective consciousness in Blue Planet II.
The Somerset MP strongly supports Theresa May, denies anti-Etonian prejudice in public life, and says a Catholic could perfectly well be PM.
A lot on Brexit; not much elsewhere. The lack of a majority leaves the Prime Minister exposed – whatever may happen with the DUP.
The only way to make it will be to hold a small number of made-for-TV events that help tell a story that voters in provincial England will respond to.
What a farce it would be if, in attempting to secure Brexit, we booted out one of the institutions that makes us exceptional.
What’s the basis for this popular call to bar the President from Britain? That his “well-documented misogyny and vulgarity” would “cause embarrassment to Her Majesty”.
Nadhim Zahawi tells us that the President’s words and deeds will cause serious damage to the anti-ISIS struggle.
Plus: Off I go to Washington for the inauguration. Time to strip Southern of its franchise. And: what happened when I had breakfast with Andrew Pierce.
As any crossword fan knows, that letter (or, ok, more usually her full monogram) represents the Queen. Here’s why it seems a topical signifier.
Her Majesty and the Duke of Edinburgh make their way down the Mall.