A new volume of essays puts special advisers in historical context, and suggests the Cabinet has been marginalised by a succession of over-mighty PMs.
It is hard to find any precedent for the path that he has chosen. What furies drive him? Why this frantic activity?
As soon as the emphasis shifts from surviving the pandemic to reviving the economy, he will become a key figure.
His critics have fallen for the Fact-Checking Fallacy: the illusion that in politics or journalism, accurate facts are all that matter.
Opposed by Clarke and Heseltine, supported by Lilley and Portillo and backed by John Major as Prime Minister, it was the former Tory leader’s “proudest achievement”.
Our final pre-election version – complete with the 30 new Tory candidates most likely to make it to the Commons.