The Deputy Prime Minister, who has prepared Tory leaders since Howard for PMQs, at last stepped into the limelight himself.
The new Deputy Prime Minister brands Rayner and Starmer the “Holly and Phil” of British politics, as he bats away questions on hospital waiting lists, food banks, and Brexit.
Burke would not have been impressed by large number of merely local concerns raised by MPs.
Labour pressed the Government on protecting women and girls, prosecuting rape and the current court backlog.
True transparency comes from making everything easily accessible and understandable. When I was elected, as a Romford councillor in May last year, I started publishing every payslip I receive.
Not only does focusing on such trivialities backfire, it also occludes proper scrutiny of the vast sums that government actually wastes.
Setting a minimum level for service across key public services is not only reasonable and proportionate, but safe. And it is the first duty of any government to keep citizens safe from harm.
But Sunak too wished to show the world he is not as other men, and in particular that today’s controversies occurred when Johnson was PM.
Hypocrisy tops the list of dangers for a politician – and Labour’s leader is dangerously exposed.
If ‘one rule for them’ seems to apply to both Government and Opposition, politics as a whole will suffer.
An off-colour joke between colleagues. Why say it? Why leak it? Why print it? Why lie about telling it?
All concerned were anxious to declare in the clearest possible terms that they and their colleagues oppose sexism and misogyny.
The paper and its daily equivalent are Britain’s most popular with female readers. Are they really that interested in Angela Rayner’s legs?
Rayner, standing in for Starmer, insisted in a shocked tone that the absent Prime Minister had consumed champagne and caviar.
Were Reeves to return to the UK without answers it would leave her open to accusation of engaging in a long-distance publicity stunt.