The Transport Secretary, an early backer of Johnson for the leadership, has become one of the Government’s most trusted media performers
A number of ministers tipped for removal in the reshuffle were nowhere to be seen.
Among them are: what does he do about economic policy? Who runs Downing Street? And: what about the Home and Foreign Offices?
And Wallace is up from ninth to fourth. The Prime Minister and Home Secretary are both in the bottom ten.
The most important quality for the next Secretary of State, I would have thought, is as a problem-solver/fire fighter.
The Department for Education has had a year to work out how to prevent a repeat of last year. It has rolled over.
‘We’ve seen a year where students, schools, the whole nation has had to deal with incredibly large challenges’, he says.
Yet the Chancellor comfortably holds on to his silver-medal spot, despite sharing in the u-turn.
They claim mandatory jabs are an “infringement on personal freedom”. Never mind when they locked students down in halls last year.
The Department of Education wants to address school disruption by “reducing pressure” on students.
Our introduction to: what each Bill is, the politics of it, who’s responsible, arguments for and against – and a controversy rating out of ten.
Javid comes straight in at fifth place; Williamson’s score is in freefall; and the podium positions are unchanged.
Furthermore, they should be more proactive in defending the financial interests of their members.
The Health Secretary now languishes very near the bottom, while Truss secures her sixth month at the top and Johnson recovers a little.
Plus: The North London polenta-eating intelligentsia can’t cope with a North East accent. And: A secret wedding is possible.