Monday’s speech and today’s announcement show them choosing their ground for the next election. And since Hunt may find no money for further tax cuts next spring, the option of a May general election is opening up.
The Foreign Secretary has been a visible media and online presence since Hamas attacked Israel – and, like Ben Wallace during the Ukraine war, sees his place and rating rise.
Claire Coutinho is clearly impressive, but has only been an MP since 2019, and the appointment of someone so inexperienced to so big a role comes with risks.
if you look at the odds for the next Conservative leader, there are no white men among the front runners. The top five comprise Kemi Badenoch, Penny Mordaunt, James Cleverly, Suella Braverman and Gillian Keegan.
Badenoch is top for the second month running, but scores are paltry almost all the way round, and in no way a springboard for the Manchester conference.
At just over 700 replies, the low response rate reflects not only the summer season but diminished expectations. This is a bleak return for the Government as Parliament resumes.
All Ofsted-registered early years care providers are required to follow the EYFS, including preschools, nurseries, reception classes, and of course, childminders.
Michael Gove, Claire Coutinho, Guy Opperman, Jerome Mayhew and Nick Timothy join our panel.
From housing to escaping North Korea to the launch of a new vision for Conservatism in practice, tune in live.
Among them are: what does he do about economic policy? Who runs Downing Street? And: what about the Home and Foreign Offices?
It was Lord Robert Cecil who brought in the Parliament (Qualification of Women) Act of 1918 which gave women the right to be MPs.
More women. Fewer minorities. Lots of councillors and former candidates. And fewer married people. Our complete guide to the new intake of Tory MPs.