The former Chancellor might have apologised for his alleged ‘freezer bags’ comment, but his vendetta has not been forgotten.
In normal times Diane Abbott’s miscalculation on the cost of police, or Tim Farron’s “smell my spaniel” moment, might have won. But not this year.
As 2017 draws to a close, the United Kingdom is in better shape than many of its supporters had dared to hope.
Sir Graham Brady, Sir Geoffrey Clifton-Brown, Dame Cheryl Gillan, and Sir Chris Chope gain well deserved recognition.
The lacklustre General Election campaign was consigned to second place. Donald Trump’s inauguration was a distant third.
The new MP for Saffron Walden has swiftly begun to make a name for herself.
Our take is that our panel is waiting to see what happens next, and suspending judgement as the political cycle and Brexit negotiations continue.
From a strong field, the Prime Minister’s historic speech on Brexit carries the day.
Davidson and Mordaunt also score highly, whilst the Chancellor and Chief Whip both languish with negative scores.
There was only ever going to be one winner – and Rees Mogg duly powers in with over 70 per cent of the vote.
Our survey. Support for May leading the Conservatives into the next election hits its highest total yet.
But the improvement is marginal – and three in five respondents believe she should stand down as Party leader before the next election.
He sweeps home with over half the vote against an expert enthusiast, a dedicated reformer – and a hero of a terror attack on Westminster.
Perhaps they are relieved that trade talks are looming into view. Or maybe the simplest explanation is the best – that they think May got a good deal.
And a Happy New Year too to all our readers.
Whatever you believe, there is force in the claim that truth sets you free. But this Christmas, as at other times, it comes with a cost.