His colleagues express their confidence in their temporary chairman, and in his ability to revive Cabinet government.
Plus: And Coronavirus Social Justice Minister. Give thanks for Starmer. And: it’s time for a Virtual Parliament.
“You see in the face of a crisis that it is the nation state that holds the keys, not the supranational bodies”, Jacob Rees-Mogg tells us. Plus: Why China’s relationship with the rest of the world could change “for the better or worse after this”.
Jacob Rees-Mogg gives his view on the government’s coronavirus strategy and why “scientific evidence is much better based than economic theories”. Plus: what he really thinks of Piers Morgan.
The overall numbers are down slightly after the allegations against the Home Secretary and the Government’s defeat over Heathrow.
As ERG Chairman his unyielding opposition to May’s Deal proved to be of great significance.
“Javid has already seen one SpAd fired. The Prime Minister may push to dismiss at least two more…which he would resist. This one may not end well.”
Local design codes could be simplified, but based on local tastes and preferences through consultation.
The month-on-month stability in our rankings highlights against just how much an overall majority has calmed British politics.
The Prime Minister heads a Cabinet whose stock has risen markedly in the wake of this month’s decisive election victory.
Whilst individual ministers rise and fall, overall the Government goes to the polls with a lot of goodwill from grassroots Conservatives.
If on election day they think the result is a foregone conclusion, then they are more likely to use their vote in different ways.
Seldon’s latest book, composed in only six months, will at best be a quarry on which future historians can draw.
How will the election pan out? “Ask Sir John Curtice,” Rees-Mogg tells us. Plus: Bercow’s partiality “was damaging to the position of Speaker”.
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.
“Asking for more time is pointless and foolish,” Jacob Rees-Mogg argues. Also: why he believes leaving the EU will strengthen the Union.
The Malthouse Amendment experience of different people coming together shows that unity is possible.
He described the proposed Customs Partnership at the time as “completely cretinous”, “impractical”, “bureaucratic” and “a betrayal of common sense”.
Rees-Mogg suggests Conservatives will prefer restoring the Law Lords to judicial hearings. And says Tom Watson faces “very serious questions” over his use of Parliamentary privilege.
The mood of this conference has been supportive but apprehensive. And now we are finally seeing the outlines of Johnson’s negotiating plan.
The eerie atmosphere at this conference is the calm in a party which wants to come back together.
And: Gove says MPs can sit at weekends to get a deal through. Plus: Brisk business at the bookstall – and the menace of the “offence archaeologists”.
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 Foreign Secretary trod gingerly in Heseltine’s footsteps, while the Leader of the House presented the theatre of politics.
Johnson stands accused of trying to drive through Brexit in accordance with the referendum result.
Never before has so much material been assembled from such a wealth of sources about the Leader of the House.
The data for this was collected before the Government’s string of Commons defeats – next month’s may look rather different.
Letwin versus Rees-Mogg, or Parliament versus the people.
“We find ourselves debating a proposition which seeks to confound the referendum decision again.”
I have sadly missed parent’s evenings, my daughter’s secondary school induction ceremony, and numerous other school events because of a three-line whip council meeting