In the wake of him losing his libel case against her, we re-publish Mark Wallace’s 2017 article on these best of enemies.
There are real questions to ask about the fundamental problems of the Government’s pandemic response.
The question is why the UK is being so timid. is it Johnson, ministers or the Blob? Let’s consider the options.
But beware, Prime Minister: there is no divine right of parties any more than there was a divine right of kings.
The single most important thing for right-leaning outsiders to understand is that boards don’t control most of a firm’s political comment.
But this electoral Titan has an Achilles heel – tax rises which, rather than planning or HS2, are the real threat to future Chesham & Amershams.
“It was not about the lobby,” says a friend of Vote Leave. “It was about getting a message out to voters beyond the M25.”
We hope that Finn, Newman and the rest of the new appointees provide a fresh sense of direction and purpose.
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.
She may appear to present a softer target than he does, but she has never been afraid of fighting her corner.
We fear the worst after Cummings’ departure, but Johnson must now make the best of it. That means a Cabinet shuffle.