Do not confuse the quietude on the part of Matthew Parker Street for anything more than the usual calm between election periods.
Blair stepped down shortly after the cash-for-honours debacle. Will history repeat in every sense?
They talk about his political career, his book – and how Westminster has transformed since he was first elected in 1983.
Plus: Don’t let the serialisation put you off Alan Duncan’s diaries – it’s the insights into being a Foreign Office minister that really shine.
The saga shows how vulnerable Britain’s planning system can be to high profile, articulate pressure groups.
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As her Lord Chancellor, I would have resigned if she had brought forward such proposals (which she wouldn’t have done anyway).
It really was a trip that will be forever etched into my mind. I was utterly stupid and irresponsible to go. But I wouldn’t have missed it for the world.
After the Labour leader sacked Rebecca Long-Bailey, others expect Johnson to be tougher on his adviser and Minister.
Plus: Shapps’ presentational success and Hancock’s stuck tests. And: whatever Johnson says on Sunday, he’ll be damned either way.
The ConservativeHome columnist said that rather than a “civilised discussion” it “was about closing me down. I decided it wasn’t worth hanging around.”
Plus: There are some promotions which are inexplicable, too; and how fast can Jo Swinson get from Brecon to Edinburgh?
“Spot on” policy questions to Johnson and Hunt in Birmingham yesterday showed Tory activists as they really are.
“I don’t think they want to hear about that kind of thing”, he says – and is met with applause.