The empty Chamber, where ministers cannot be tested by spontaneous interventions, is incapable of holding the Government to account.
The Government can’t deliver levelling up without more supply-side change, localism and public service reform.
The Justice Secretary and the Chief Secretary to the Treasury lead our cast of ministers, MPs, and experts for Day One.
The shock departure of Sajid Javid obscures the fact that there was much less churn than one might expect, especially at the lower levels.
Here’s our best stab at who is voting for whom, and this list will be updated each morning, as the contest continues.
He could survive tomorrow’s ballot. If he doesn’t, his supporters will have to ask themselves what sort of final they want.
Plus: Cox, another possible. Plus 15 names in total. Women for May. And: I will make sure the Treasury backtracks on the loan charge scandal.
Building appropriate safeguards for the vulnerable is an essential part of defending capitalism in the 21st Century.
As Conservatives, we have a duty to protect and defend people who have historically been left without access to legal credit.
Plus: Let’s have no sympathy for Farron. He didn’t give straight answers to straight questions, and is thus the cause of his own downfall.
The statistics actually suggest that, nationally, students of a similar ability do better in these schools than in comprehensives.
There’s one undeniable trend among those promoted: they backed the winning candidate.
We are making progress by working out how to build fences at the top of cliffs, instead of just sending ambulances when people fall.
Including contributions from Paul Abbott, Louise Burfitt-Dons, Dr Simon Clarke, Natalie Elphicke, Mark Fox, John Glen MP, David Skelton and Zehra Zaidi.