Undoing the good work of dismantling Labour’s quangos, only to create another one, five times as big, in the Education Endowment Foundation, is plain old-fashioned folly.
Decision-makers are merely trying to appease those who would rather keep schools closed.
Some of us have taken up central casting from The Truman Show – being ogled, googled, zoomed, teamed and even on the odd occasion ‘citrixed’.
Here’s our best stab at who is voting for whom, and this list will be updated each morning, as the contest continues.
He resigned in December over Brexit, but has now been promoted from PPS to Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State.
Philip Davies, a famously long-standing and committed Brexiteer, is among their number.
The logic of his position was that the UK was leaving by March 29th. It hasn’t changed. The Government’s has. So he’s gone.
Even the mice in the Commons tea room know that he was put in by one party and is kept there by one party.
It doesn’t seem to be complete yet, but here are as many of the appointments as have been released to date.
Seema Kennedy becomes the Prime Minister’s second PPS. Brexiteer Kwasi Kwarteng is PPS to Philip Hammond. And much, much more.
May, Johnson, Hannan, Davidson, Fabricant and others give their thoughts. Plus, has anyone checked on Sir Simon Burns?
A focus on fathers: with Andrew Feldman, Oliver Heald, Will Quince, Chris Grayling, Stephen Barclay, Stephen Hammond and Nigel Huddleston.
Managing the controversial White Paper through into action is a formidable task for the woman who is mulling a future crack at the leadership.
The number of rebels has risen; it is concentrated among post-2005 intake Tories, and in seats that are either marginal or were until recently.