He signals a new toughness on antisemitism…and invites a favourable comparison with Johnson over Jenrick.
There is no evidence from the poll of polls that the Dominic Cummings affair speeded up what has been a steady Tory decline since mid-April.
It looks like a comprehensive rout for the hard left, with neither Long-Bailey nor Burgon getting close in their respective contests.
The former Shadow Brexit Secretary wins a decisive mandate, with more than fifty per cent of the vote. His allies also win the NEC.
For his Shadow Cabinet, I would choose media friendly spokespeople, and back them up with deputies more on the policy wonkish side of things.
“It’s trying to deal with these strange times and have an announcement that our members and the public can view from their homes.”
The Shadow Chancellor responds to allegations from Lisa Nandy about the hard left’s conduct during Jeremy Corbyn’s leadership.
Javid’s resignation statement contained jokes but also warnings. “I’m a low-tax Conservative,” he said, and the Treasury “is the only tax-cutting ministry”.
The Labour leadership contender adds that “we should never be ashamed of investing in our public services.”
“We can’t just fragment. We have got to come together. There has been a culture where people have felt they have not been welcomed.”
And we shall not see a new Leader of the Opposition at Prime Minister’s Questions until 22nd April.
Her future is 1) Toil away on Labour’s front bench, or 2) Develop a manifesto from the backbenches. Or 3)…
She says that she’s open to the conversation because the full-on prohibition of illegal drugs isn’t working.