Mike Freer’s announcement is a significant milestone. As he prepares to leave the room, Labour is knocking on the door. We have little sense of how it would rearrange the furniture.
The MP for Finchley and Golders Green describes the pattern of abuse that has led him to announce his intention to resign from Parliament at the general election.
But many London Jews find it is too soon to speak of the horrific events in Israel, and are filled with sombre forebodings.
To date, Boris Johnson has been able to “dodge, duck, dip, dive, and dodge”. But a more than usually chaotic U-turn narrows his options.
Here’s our best stab at who is voting for whom, and this list will be updated each morning, as the contest continues.
The point here is the electoral trade-off between what could plausibly happen in the capital and the provinces – with Corbyn entering Downing Street in consequence.
The Prime Minister completes the mini-reshuffle she started last week. Will she now give the new appointees a chance to grow into the role?
All but one of the current team has been appointed since May became Prime Minister. What institutional memory are they supposed to draw on?
Last year’s General Election came as a shock. But Jeremy Corbyn may finally be running out of excuses for the dubious company he keeps.
These two MPs have not found, at the first attempt, the sort of language that will appeal to the unconverted. But nor did David Cameron.
There’s one undeniable trend among those promoted: they backed the winning candidate.
Progress on the Islamic Republic’s nuclear ambitions should not lead us to pardon the regime’s violations of human rights.
The line taken by some tabloid newspapers about PrEP has been reminiscent of stories published when AIDS first struck in the 1980s.
Pledges on this scale cannot be delivered in this Commons without Conservative consensus. They can only be charmed – not bullied – onto the statute book.
Deploying talented MPs from ‘ordinary backgrounds’ would help to overturn the widespread stereotype about Conservatives.