The Transport Secretary, an early backer of Johnson for the leadership, has become one of the Government’s most trusted media performers
It may be significant that the one person who doesn’t seem to be making their mistake is Keir Starmer.
We don’t expect the shutdown to last in full until summer. But if it did, Britain might well be moving towards Universal Credit as a basic income.
Also: Scottish and Welsh Labour re-admit AM and councillor in antisemitism rows; and SDLP look south to merger with major Republic party.
Four factors are bringing the debate to a head – but there is precious little sign that the forces of decency will defeat their Corbynite opponents.
Momentum’s leaders taught supporters to reject any criticism, and encouraged a siege mentality. Now they are under attack by their own grassroots.
The excuses have become dully predictable – we cannot allow this hatred itself to become a dully predictable party of everyday life, too.