A visit to his study as he contemplates this week’s Privileges Committee hearing and Northern Ireland Protocol vote.
He insists that he stands ready to quit in Johnson’s favour, now that the latter has won his by-election. But the moment never quite seems to arrive…
There are all these ghastly photos of them hugging passers by and avoiding difficult questions.
Of course, many of the sacked ministers – Fallon, Mitchell, Shapps and a dozen others are hoping for preferment under a Boris administration.
Our hero is lobbied by the teams of four of the candidates – and by the fifth in person…
Our elder statesman returns for the election – and writes that “the poor devil who wins will then face the same dead end as old Mrs May”.
Plus: My exclusive insight into that May Corbyn summit. Why does the BBC indulge Brok? And: Cooper trooper – not so super.
It’s always the Implementation Period, but never Christmas.
Which may or may not cast light on why the Chairman of the 1922 Committee must make enquiries about correspondence in his possession.
“I had one of your guys in here the other day. Amazing guy. Brilliant guy. Gove. Gorgeous Gove. Wrote a tremendous article – a stupendous article – about me.”
Alternative Bank Holiday fare to more on Corbyn and Momentum.
Hammond’s leads by a whisker.
Which former aide turned down a peerage? See text (and picture left).
Answers to be published this afternoon.
The former may have won a battle, but the latter will win the war. Diverse, inclusive, victimhood culture is the future.