I called recently for the Cabinet to tell Johnson that the game is up, and Dowden’s resignation is the closest that any of them have got.
Dr Liam Fox joins the panel as our programme in Blackpool concludes.
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These moves are like those of a boxer who throws his arms round his opponent in an attempt to save himself from a knock-out blow.
Among them are: what does he do about economic policy? Who runs Downing Street? And: what about the Home and Foreign Offices?
The ex-Defence Secretary attacks the US for pulling out during the fighting season in order to fit American domestic priorities.
He says that that while he will continue to wear a mask in certain situations, he agrees responsibility needs to be handed back to people.
“If we can relax earlier, if we can get some of those industries moving – the wedding industry, the travel industry, then we should go as soon as possible.”
The decision on lifting the remainder of lockdown will be based on many factors. But that’s the question at the heart of it.
Should he be handcuffed under public restraint, like a suspect watched by Priti Patel? Or freed to run wild through Alpine meadows, like Julie Andrews?
Some are having fun with Alan Duncan’s diary revelation that Tobias wants Svetland to become a UK spaceport. They shouldn’t.
He gave a brave speech to the Adam Smith Institute on some of the most contentious issues of our time.
A string of polls have found both the SNP falling short of an overall majority and the Union outpolling independence.