It is hard to see how he will manage to reconcile freedom of speech on the internet with the requirement to prevent legal but harmful content.
The two-year freeze in the licence fee announced yesterday by the Culture Secretary leaves the question of how to reform the Corporation unresolved.
Why did so many senior Conservatives invest so much political capital in a scheme dependent on Starmer’s goodwill?
Among them are: what does he do about economic policy? Who runs Downing Street? And: what about the Home and Foreign Offices?
Like Brokenshire, who he replaces as Security Minister, he is willing to return to government at a lower rank.
She may appear to present a softer target than he does, but she has never been afraid of fighting her corner.
The shock departure of Sajid Javid obscures the fact that there was much less churn than one might expect, especially at the lower levels.
This site is opposed to subscription funding and a decriminalised licence fee. But both will be forced on the BBC if it doesn’t reform.
The Prime Minister has also chosen not to tinker with the whips, in contrast to the habit of both his predecessors.
Here’s our best stab at who is voting for whom, and this list will be updated each morning, as the contest continues.
Mostly ERG-aligned Leavers – but roughly ten former Remainers, a core of whom now back a second referendum.
It is still possible to find a landing zone that would be acceptable for the EU and to Eurosceptics.
We currently have it at 189 declared for May, versus the 31 publicly opposed, and 93 undeclared.
The former Cabinet Minister on May’s future as the clock ticks down on a November date for a summit and deal.
Plus: Chinese whispers, Whitehall moves – and a Budget that is set to target business rather than taxpayers.