This month’s ratings bear the mark of a leadership election that many Tory activists clearly found unsatisfactory.
The Government will never be able to get a grip on crime if the infrastructure of prosecution has rotted away.
The new leader should review the Government’s current plans and focus limited time and political capital where it counts.
The Prime Minister’s score is still dire: he is back in positive ratings, but not by very much. Though a substantial minority of the panel want him on the leadership election ballot and/or would vote for him had they the option, a larger majority of it does not.
He responds to claims that the former Chancellor is polling badly with the party members who will decide the second round.
It seems to fall between two stools: neither a tight technical update of the existing system, nor a fundamental overhaul.
Last week’s confidence vote leaves the Government right about the Protocol’s operability but less capable of acting to improve it.
Our findings and theirs are in the same territory even allowing for six months’ or so difference. There is no decisive view on who any replacement should be.
Whether or not you want to bin Johnson, it’s important that we give his replacement some serious thought.
Learning is vital to rehabilitation; my committee’s new report contains a clear programme for long-overdue reform.
We need our own local champions campaigning on local issues. As their campaign strategy says: you win where you work.
Dominic Raab says that there has been “constructive engagement” with Brussels, but no breakthrough.
The Justice Secretary is one of the Tory MPs whose position could be in peril if the local election patterns persist.
A pattern is beginning to form below the Defence Secretary, with Truss, Zahawi and Trevelyan coming in variously at second, third and fourth.
Meanwhile, Johnson is out of negative ratings for the first time in three months – and in comparative mid-table safety.