The fourth of a series of five articles on ConservativeHome this week about the main challenges that await the new Prime Minister.
The awards are understandably concentrated on the fight against Covid-19, but Oliver Lewis and Earl Howe are also recognised.
The Government is right to insist on protecting food supply chains inside our country. But is the Prime Minister up for the fight?
The pace of departure, the allegations about him and how they’re being handled are all inextricably linked.
The Scottish Conservative leader calls for devolution from Holyrood to local councils, and says he is looking forward to campaigning with Boris Johnson.
All of this has not gone down well with many backbench Conservative MPs, few of whom would be well-disposed towards a more conciliatory strategy.
Or so it really seems – which is a personal coup for Johnson. Churchill walked with destiny. Today, the Prime Minister, in his serio-comic way, is winking at it.
As of Churchill, so perhaps of Johnson: “it was the nation…that had the lion’s heart …I had the luck to be called upon to give the roar.”
We hail the commitment of Frost and Oliver Lewis to their negotiating brief. Without them, this deal is unlikely to have reached its final form.
The commonsense presumption must be that he wouldn’t be going at all were a deal not at least possible.
The former Chief Adviser has had little to do with the negotiation recently, but his leaving has knock-on effects on it. Here’s why.
Finding a new Chief of Staff is only the start of the changes that Johnson needs to make his government work.