His expertise and long experience will be useful if the Government does go ahead with triggering Article 16.
And Dorries moves up a rank at the Department of Health to become a Minister of State.
The Parliamentary Commissioner found he had misused his parliamentary privilege, and the Standards Committee accepted the report.
CCHQ itself is also a victim of what it has helped to create. Here’s a way forward that should be acceptable to all.
We’ll continue to update this as the Prime Minister fills out the lower ranks of his government.
His appointments to the Territorial Offices are a mixed bag: Cairns is a welcome retention, Jack a bold but possibly risky change, and Smith another letdown for Ulster.
Also: MPs criticise Foreign Secretary over Ulster veterans; Johnson makes Thomson his Scottish campaign chief; and fierce competition to lead the NIO.
Here’s our best stab at who is voting for whom, and this list will be updated each morning, as the contest continues.
Mostly ERG-aligned Leavers – but roughly ten former Remainers, a core of whom now back a second referendum.
The logic of his position was that the UK was leaving by March 29th. It hasn’t changed. The Government’s has. So he’s gone.
It may have produced Anna Soubry – but it also gave us a mixed cross-section of Tories, including Conor Burns, Esther McVey, Priti Patel and Liz Truss.
Power seems to be seeping away from the ancien regime.
Meanwhile, the Government has quietly been appointing more trade emissaries during the last few months.
That’s ten gone from the front bench or CCHQ – and it would be surprising were there not more today.