His Bill may be held up in the Lords as he continues to insists that his Government will stop the boats. The only means of squaring the two would be an election with illegal migration centre-stage.
We all like lower taxes and backing British business – but that is no excuse for not delivering on getting inflation down and delivering on economic growth.
Monday’s speech and today’s announcement show them choosing their ground for the next election. And since Hunt may find no money for further tax cuts next spring, the option of a May general election is opening up.
We have a Minister for London, but where on earth is the Minister for the North? I find it astonishing that this position has not been established.
I’d say it’s about saying things how they are, avoiding sugar-coating matters, and not denying reality because it’s inconvenient or because it doesn’t fit your ideology, world view or political agenda.
The 32 Secretaries of State and Ministers attending Rishi Sunak’s new Cabinet.
We bring you all the shuffle news, analysis and comment as the day progresses.
The new Foreign Secretary is asked whether he wants to distance himself from his predecessor’s rhetoric.
Hamas’ supporters or the authorities? Sunak needs to show that offenders will be prosecuted – and, if the situation deteriorates, to push for march bans, shuffle his Cabinet and show an all-party front with Starmer.
As her resignation shows, the longer Downing Street waits, the more ministers might start to take matters into their own hands.
Today’s changes are expected to be small-scale with a bigger shuffle taking place before the King’s Speech in early November.
The aghast reaction of some in the political entertainment industry to Sunak’s low-key reshuffle shows many have still not gotten used to a Prime Minister more interested in quietly delivering than feeding the SW1 soap opera.
The Prime Minister discusses the creation of the Departments of Energy Security and Net Zero, of Business and Trade, and of Science, Innovation, and Technology.
The question of who serves in Cabinet is a political one, and Sunak is accountable to Parliament and the voters for his choices.
A rough and ready look at the Government’s junior appointments, with an eye for who backed whom in the contest.