“If there is a delay in terms of an ambulance getting to someone then obviously that is a material risk…the primary cause of the delay has been delays in domiciliary care in residential homes.”
“I don’t support it – I want to maximise the opportunites that Brexit offers. That’s what I worked for as Brexit Secretary.”
Wallace is top again. Badenoch and Cleverly score well. Sunak wins a respectable rating. And Williamson is in negative territory.
The Prime Minister’s score is still dire: he is back in positive ratings, but not by very much. Though a substantial minority of the panel want him on the leadership election ballot and/or would vote for him had they the option, a larger majority of it does not.
A pattern is beginning to form below the Defence Secretary, with Truss, Zahawi and Trevelyan coming in variously at second, third and fourth.
The logic of Johnson’s critics is either to abandon control of our borders, or else open them to more asylum seekers with no numbers cap.
Meanwhile, Johnson is out of negative ratings for the first time in three months – and in comparative mid-table safety.
The Government gains from her making a Tory case on disparities, which too few of her colleagues are willing to do.
These moves are like those of a boxer who throws his arms round his opponent in an attempt to save himself from a knock-out blow.
Johnson is still in negative ratings, though less so, and Sunak’s score is at its lowest since he became Chancellor.
And Ministers associated with support for Covid restrictions suffer noticeable falls in their scores.
The province’s immediate future risks becoming enmeshed in her leadership ambitions – and Conservative reactions to them.