It may be useful to ask how the Environment Secretary would handle problems confronting other Cabinet Ministers. Consider the case of knife and gun crime.
“We do have to work collectively…Owen [Smith] has made it clear he’s not prepared to abide by the collective responsibility principle,” notes the Shadow Transport Secretary.
The Conservative Party Chairman says the public can “draw their own conclusions” about Corbyn’s approach, however.
Speaking from New Zealand, the Secretary of State for International Trade says “it’s in all our interests” to come to an “open and liberal agreement”.
The Brexit Secretary says it is not his desired outcome, but it is his duty to prepare for it just in case.
Except, the former Deputy Prime Minister adds, that “the danger of doing it” is “perhaps a bigger risk”.
He says it’s “in the air and that is down to one man”.
Plus: Labour goes all Smethwick in Copeland. And: Sky News dumbs down at breakfast.