One MP compared the hold of the CEN over Conservative MPs to the Sparrows from Game of Thrones.
Institutions have been dragging their feet, when it comes to opening up. But there’s evidence of a quiet revolution.
It is harder for liberal critics to impute racism, or undue severity, to a Home Secretary who herself belongs to an ethnic minority.
Our new agency, with radical freedom to fund blue-sky innovation, is overdue. But its funding is still less than one per cent of UK R&D funding.
The Prime Minister is right to put research and development at the heart of his plan to build back.
Too much learning has been lost, and too many children will find their educational outcomes affected, to simply return to business as usual.
As soon as the emphasis shifts from surviving the pandemic to reviving the economy, he will become a key figure.
His, Williamson’s and Johnson’s intent to rebalance higher and further education reflects their Red Wall-focused vision – but will it happen?
There are three main issues for us. The HE/FE balance, making all students welcome on campus and the Conservatives’ own internal housekeeping.
Don’t expect Downing Street to bother too much about what MPs or the media think as it prepares to shake up government and Whitehall.
Not a good month for the Foreign Secretary, who slips from third place to eighth. But this is probably just due to the rising popularity of others.
Seven changes in all given the recent run of resignations: it all has a bit of a provisional feel.
We’ll continue to update this as the Prime Minister fills out the lower ranks of his government.
Here’s our best stab at who is voting for whom, and this list will be updated each morning, as the contest continues.
He could survive tomorrow’s ballot. If he doesn’t, his supporters will have to ask themselves what sort of final they want.