With 16 years of opposition experience on the Council, I have some idea of how to hold an administration to account and I will continue to do this over this council term.
The police are struggling with their old van-based and the patchy local council-provided CCTV coverage. The Notting Hill Carnival was a reminder of the challenges they face.
Tory MPs felt no great urge to leap to the PM’s defence, but also showed no desire to defenestrate him, and instead drifted off to lunch.
With Sue Gray’s report due and a Privileges Committee report coming, the Prime Minister may not be able to break free until the autumn.
Though Sue Gray waits in the wings, carrying her scythe and lantern. Will we see her report next week?
They should conduct their investigation without fear or favour – but transparency is not too much to expect.
By the end, an element of willed indignation could be detected in some of the accusations levelled against him.
The Home Secretary’s reticence in publicly backing the Prime Minister reflects concern from those enforcing the law about defending those seen to break it.
He overturned the principle of innocence until proven guilty. He has questions to answer and apologies to make.
And: surely Johnson wants to know who authorised the Nowzad instruction. Plus: go on – make it all about Brexit.
Blair stepped down shortly after the cash-for-honours debacle. Will history repeat in every sense?
Conservative MPs have chosen to await her report, plus perhaps Geidt, Stone, the police, potential resignations – and an unhappy Chancellor.
Break off its national functions and focus it exclusively on giving London the normal policing it deserves.