The Scottish Conservatives claim that £1.5 million of public money has been spent trying to build the SNP’s case for independence.
With Sue Gray’s report due and a Privileges Committee report coming, the Prime Minister may not be able to break free until the autumn.
Though Sue Gray waits in the wings, carrying her scythe and lantern. Will we see her report next week?
A Platonic Guardian must reach a view on the conduct of a Homeric warrior – one whose passions are, in the view of her fellow guardians, trashing the state.
Plus: Why on earth has my bank shortened its name to Abrdn? And: The DUP should think carefully about toppling Arlene Foster.
“Leaks of government information are a longstanding frustration”, he tells the Public Administration and Constitutional Affairs Committee.
He denies being the source of leaks about it and Dyson; is silent on the Saudi-related leak about Newcastle United.
Johnson needs a Simon Milton figure in government. The move would be controversial, to put it mildly. But who else is there?
Leaders must be expected to lead by example. That includes ministers. Lasting change cannot be achieved without a clear example from the top.