The joint One Nation Caucus and Tory Reform Group conference last weekend, following the recent National Conservative Conference, are pointers to the shape of a possible future.
I’m haunted by the prospect of an inexperienced candidate making it to Downing Street with the Party’s most experienced people having backed another.
Her critics have accused her of being “inept” and “demanding”. Could their ultimate problem be that the Home Secretary is female?
They keep changing. But does it matter? For the last 30 years, when it comes to the public finances, the diet always starts tomorrow.
Would the Government have the bottle for planning, childcare and police overhauls – and will Downing Street sign up to this plan anyway?
The candidates for the Speakership competed to show how different they will be from the man who has just stepped down.
The Prime Minister falls 14 votes short – and says that the Bill will be paused while he speaks to EU leaders.
It’s a surprisingly large Government majority: 24 independents and 19 Labour MPs voted with the Government.
The association will choose its successor to Ken Clarke from a field of four with nine past runs at Parliament between them.
An obscure, unused agreement struck by Cameron and the 1922 Committee back in 2006 is set to come into play.
Yesterday’s Downing Street briefing and the plight of the Brexit talks suggest that he will ultimately settle for extension. That could be fatal – not least for him.
And: Gigabit broadband will soon be “sprouting like vermicelli”, says Johnson. Plus: Mordaunt’s warnings and Hoey’s heroine’s welcome.
Steve Brine and Greg Clark, who have also been deprived of the whip, voted with the Government – which lost by 289 votes to 306.
Despite the Supreme Court ruling, he still has a fighting chance of gaining an election – and then winning it.