There is no evidence from the poll of polls that the Dominic Cummings affair speeded up what has been a steady Tory decline since mid-April.
Plus: Shapps’ presentational success and Hancock’s stuck tests. And: whatever Johnson says on Sunday, he’ll be damned either way.
The evidence suggests that what would most improve this terminal score is delivering Brexit – not a new leader.
The battlegrounds of the next election, as well as the wider economy, are being shaped by new technology.
Tory difficulties are bound up with Brexit. Labour’s stretch wider, and are part of wider ones for social democratic and democratic socialist parties.
Plus: My exclusive insight into that May Corbyn summit. Why does the BBC indulge Brok? And: Cooper trooper – not so super.
Ironically, a major reason the UK joined the EEC – a club of former colonial powers – was the hope of preserving imperial clout.
Plus: We need a Housing Minister who will do for new homes what Michael Heseltine did with development corporations in the 1980s.