The Deputy Prime Minister, who has prepared Tory leaders since Howard for PMQs, at last stepped into the limelight himself.
The new Deputy Prime Minister brands Rayner and Starmer the “Holly and Phil” of British politics, as he bats away questions on hospital waiting lists, food banks, and Brexit.
Depending on ACOBA’s recommendations, there is the possibility of Gray being unable to work with Labour in the run-up to, or even after, their transition to government.
He says the Prime Minister expects the ‘very highest standards’ from the civil service.
New Deputy PM says Braverman will be able to look at the ‘timeliness’ and ‘transparency’ of an order from the European Court if it moves to block a deportation to Rwanda.
Whether the ex-Deputy Prime Minister is a habitual rotter who has received his just deserts, or a hard-working minister bullied out of office by snowflake civil servants, depends first on your opinion of the man, and then on how you define bullying.
Alex Chalk has become Justice Secretary. Number 10 have also announced that Chloe Smith will take over for Michelle Donelan as Secretary of State for Science, Innovation, and Technology during the latter’s maternity leave.
It’s been a quieter political month with lots of publicity for the Government’s small boats plan. Ben Wallace continues his reign at the top of the ratings.
The Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster adds that they “have got a decent deal now, let’s move forward”.
Dowden explains that the Government does not ordinarily whip on so-called House matters.
Sunak’s rating is still lamentable and Hunt remains in negative ratings, but Sturgeon’s fall and Zelensky’s visit made last month’s political background less unfavourable.
So does Raab. Our top three are unchanged – and Alister Jack’s rating is up slightly, taking him to sixth place.
The Defence Secretary stays top, and he, Kemi Badenoch and James Cleverly remain the only three Cabinet members to score above 50 points in both November’s and this Christmas survey.
He is challenged on the claim that public sector pay demands would cost up to £1000 per household if met.
No private individual should be financially ruined by seeking access to material which was purchased with taxpayers’ money on the basis that it would be open to the public.