Plus: John Randall’s Serbian restaurant. Soames goes AWOL. Cash goes ballistic. And: Did Letwin and Redwood write the briefs for Page 3?
Aladdin: Gloria de Piero. Widow Twanky: Chris Bryant. Abananzer: Peter Mandelson. Genie of the Lamp, Michael Gove. Princess Lotus Blossom: Gavin Williamson…
Holding one would cool the temperature and lessen the chance of an Alistair McAlpine incident – in other words, false accusations.
Rewards for good service – and an encouragement to MPs to accept Whip jobs.
Last night, it was announced that Chloe Smith and John Randall are stepping down from Government. Here are three quick thoughts about what those two changes mean.
By Paul GoodmanFollow Paul on Twitter Even the most cursory glance at today's ConHome newslinks demonstrates that Philip Hammond had a torrid time in the Commons yesterday. I think it is worth listing a selection of the questions he was asked from his own backbenches, and I hope and believe that the one below is […]
By Matthew BarrettFollow Matthew on Twitter. Following on from the last few days' rolling blogs, I have below a final list of the MPs (and Baroness Warsi) appointed as Ministers for each department. I have put new appointments in bold. Cabinet Office Minister for the Cabinet Office, Paymaster General – Rt Hon Francis Maude MP […]
By Tim MontgomerieFollow Tim on Twitter On the margins of last night's Lords vote there were a couple of unpleasant incidents and stories are doing the rounds that aren't 100% accurate. One allegation is that four junior whips confronted Jesse Norman in a very aggressive manner and told him to leave the parliamentary estate. Norman, […]