The Scottish Secretary, understated in his public utterances, “often makes the wittiest interjections in Cabinet discussions”.
The Defence Secretary stays top, and he, Kemi Badenoch and James Cleverly remain the only three Cabinet members to score above 50 points in both November’s and this Christmas survey.
The average score is the lowest recently, though not by all that much – a natural extension of the panel’s verdict yesterday on the Government’s economic policy.
Wallace is top again. Badenoch and Cleverly score well. Sunak wins a respectable rating. And Williamson is in negative territory.
The Prime Minister’s score is still dire: he is back in positive ratings, but not by very much. Though a substantial minority of the panel want him on the leadership election ballot and/or would vote for him had they the option, a larger majority of it does not.
More work is needed to ensure proper protection for ex-servicemen and give victims’ families a chance at the truth.
With hardly any debate, the Government wants to introduce legislation that will alter our way of life. Not if tens of Tory MPs have their say.
Our introduction to: what each Bill is, the politics of it, who’s responsible, arguments for and against – and a controversy rating out of ten.
The former Veterans Minister discusses support for veterans, his frustrations with politics, Cummings, extremism in the Armed Forces and more.
Formerly an adviser to six secretaries of state for Northern Ireland, his idea involves no changes to the law – and a certificate system.
The pace of departure, the allegations about him and how they’re being handled are all inextricably linked.
Plus: Why as an Ipswich supporter I’m happy to see the end to the European Super League. And: My take on Mercer’s resignation.
“I have fought and bled alongside them…and I have a duty to stand alongside them.”
Defensive medicine may intellectually go against years of training and logic, but it keeps us legally protected. But it might not work in these wartime conditions.