The Leader of the Opposition sounded as ungenerous as those who denounced Thatcher for years after her downfall.
And it’s “way up there with the United States”, he tells GB News, “despite Brexit.”
But he looks to be a stronger candidate than he did four years ago, when he first stood to be West Midlands Mayor.
The Prime Minister was obliged to listen to some advice from Wellingborough Conservative Party: “Say the first thing that comes into your head.”
Plus: Free school meals, Pointless Celebrities, Bower’s book And: “Did the honourable lady just call me scum?” Your chance to drink to that.
Here’s our best stab at who is voting for whom, and this list will be updated each morning, as the contest continues.
This week has seen Parliament grab control, and this has serious implications for the practices of responsible government.
Mostly ERG-aligned Leavers – but roughly ten former Remainers, a core of whom now back a second referendum.
That’s the single fact that stands out from the “low tragedy, high farce” of resignations, splits, divisions, principles and ambitions consuming British and Brexit politics.
Conservative MPs are looking forward to the vote. And even diehard Remainers acknowledge it is a Pyrrhic victory.
May, Johnson, Hannan, Davidson, Fabricant and others give their thoughts. Plus, has anyone checked on Sir Simon Burns?
Plus: The Parliamentary Awayday. Matt Hancock is bitten by a police alsatian – but as Fabricant observed, the dog should live!
The close-run fight for the future of our country comfortably wins both polls by clear majorities, trumping defections to UKIP and showdowns with Europe.
Of course our efforts at Rochester weren’t helped by the glitches in the new CCHQ computer “Darth Vader”.