A collection of responses to today’s statement from the CPS, IEA, ASI and others.
The entire speech, as delivered to the House of Commons earlier today.
The new holder of the role donated £25,000 to Sunak’s leadership campaign over the summer.
A nurse and local councillor, Wardlaw faces having to overturn a majority of 6,164.
“I understand too that I have work to do to restore trust after all that has happened. All I can say is that I am not daunted. I know the high office I have accepted and I hope to live up to its demands.”
For the second time this year, this is our continually updated list of which MPs are backing which candidate to be the next Conservative leader.
“This morning I met the Chair of the 1922 Committee Sir Graham Brady. We have agreed there will be a leadership election to be completed in the next week.”
A continually updated list of Conservative MPs who called on the Prime Minister to resign.
Footnote: abstentions are to be treated with caution. If a Tory MP doesn’t vote with the Government, one mustn’t presume that he is deliberately failing to support it – since he may be ill, abroad, or otherwise engaged.
Our Editor has tweeted that the former Home Secretary “was under pressure from Number Ten to announce liberalising migration plan which would make it easier for the OBR to say the Government would hit its growth target.”
His core message? “A central responsibility for any Government is to do what is necessary for economic stability.”
The former Chancellor’s letter to the Prime Minister on his departure, affirming his support for her and her agenda.
He says that “I was not given any information about the complaint nor was I asked to. I will fully cooperate with the Party’s enquiry and look forward to clearing my name.”
“For too long, the political debate has been dominated by the argument about how we distribute a limited economic pie. Instead, we need to grow the pie so that everyone gets a bigger slice.”
“We will deliver lower taxes for you and your family. And we will grow our economy. I know we can achieve that goal.”