The former Business Secretary is better placed to inherit the former Prime Minister’s old role as the teller of Tory verities – if he doesn’t want the job himself, of course.
Some will take the view that someone’s tax bill is their own private business. This is hard to maintain when the person concerned is Chancellor of the Exchequer.
His plan for 2024 is to say: “I may not be most exciting politician in the world. But I’m the more reliable of the two before you. What I promise I then deliver.” It’s unlikely to be enough on its own.
When a minister comes under attack from the parliamentary lobby, petty allegations are treated as monstrous crimes.
We need to make sure these home-grown champions can compete fairly against the global streaming giants now dominating TV.
In the last contest, we ditched the American knockabout for the traditional British format, and had a much healthier debate.
CCHQ should move to grip this disaster as best it can, before the third debate due to take place on Sky tomorrow.
It may be that there’s one between more frequent ballots and a higher threshold – a quarter of the Parliamentary Party, say, rather than 15 per cent.
Once taxation and National Insurance were deducted, his take-home pay had increased by £15 a month.
Few people might have bet on GB News seeing off Rupert Murdoch, but the evidence to date suggests they will.
It needs to be able to raise capital and kick-start in-house production, which the current model prohibits.
It doesn’t warrant the pearl-clutching response, precisely because it will achieve so little.
Parts of the media suspected, wrongly, that she was an Establishment stooge: her work leading the Vaccine Taskforce has since been triumphantly vindicated.
In memory of the author of “Republican Party Reptile”, who showed why our economic system won the Cold War.