Our final Cabinet League Table of last year saw a Brexit deal bounce. The ratings of every member of the Cabinet was up. So there’s not much room this month for a vaccine bounce.
Nonetheless, nearly every Minister’s rating has risen, though not by enough to matter much if at all. For example, Liz Truss, who tops the table for a third month running, sees her score rise by a single point – margin of error country.
Priti Patel drifts down from sixth to ninth (from 58 per cent to 51 per cent), and Grant Shapps falls into the bottom third (from 43 per cent to 36 per cent). That looks like a border control and airport quarantine effect.
Boris Johnson and Michael Gove continue to work their way back upwards. The Prime Minister was ninth on 47 per cent. Now he is seventh on 55 per cent. Gove was seventh on 47 per cent and is now fifth on 61 per cent. And Kwasi Kwarteng comes straight in at number four on 61 per cent. Watch that man!