To deliver on his promise to the House of Commons, the Secretary of State will need to overcome deeply entrenched attitudes in his own Department.
The overall numbers are down slightly after the allegations against the Home Secretary and the Government’s defeat over Heathrow.
The month-on-month stability in our rankings highlights against just how much an overall majority has calmed British politics.
The Defence Secretary accused the Leader of the Opposition of spouting anti-American, “anti-imperialist guff”.
“He was not an advocate of a more peaceful and prosperous Middle East.”
The Prime Minister heads a Cabinet whose stock has risen markedly in the wake of this month’s decisive election victory.
He is one of the few elements of continuity in what has been a turbulent year at the Government’s top table.
Whilst individual ministers rise and fall, overall the Government goes to the polls with a lot of goodwill from grassroots Conservatives.
Not a good month for the Foreign Secretary, who slips from third place to eighth. But this is probably just due to the rising popularity of others.
And: The Defence Secretary denies we need to pick empires. Plus: More publicans needed in politics – and the menace of the anti-meat lobby.
In partnership with Raytheon UK, we present Ben Wallace’s interview about his priorities with Mark Wallace.
The Defence Secretary confirmed that he has scrapped the zero-tolerance approach to drug-taking in the armed forces, and commanding officers now have discretion.
Brexiteers retain their stranglehold on the top of the chart, but there is a general downward drift. Is it a foretaste of what might happen if we fail to leave the EU next month?
The data for this was collected before the Government’s string of Commons defeats – next month’s may look rather different.
Also: Labour’s civil war on Scottish independence deepens; Scottish Government pays Salmond half a million pounds in damages; and more.