We’ve been through all this before with the Gove education reforms – which he co-worked on and which have helped to improve lives.
Politicians get a kicking, sometimes deservedly, but if you want an example of committed public service, look no further, on this reshuffle day, than at this one.
We cheer the mission. But government needs more compromise, art, tact and accomodation than campaigning alone allows.
A WTO exit at the end of 2020 is not the probable outcome – but the risk does look under-priced.
It is past time that Westminster overcame its queasiness about pressing the devolved administrations on their dire performance.
The month-on-month stability in our rankings highlights against just how much an overall majority has calmed British politics.
The Prime Minister resembles a batsman who is enjoying himself.
By the time May finally stepped down, I was concerned about the future of our parliamentary democracy. What a waste of well over three years.
And so it was that the cause of Remain, fronted by Cameron and George Osborne, lost out to that of Leave, led by…Boris Johnson and Michael Gove.
The Prime Minister heads a Cabinet whose stock has risen markedly in the wake of this month’s decisive election victory.
Leaving the EU will see new opportunities and challenges for the United Kingdom as a whole – and the Party needs to fight back in Scotland.
Don’t expect Downing Street to bother too much about what MPs or the media think as it prepares to shake up government.
Under the Prime Minister’s Brexit deal, long-term decisions will have to be made to a tight timetable.
He insists that he stands ready to quit in Johnson’s favour, now that the latter has won his by-election. But the moment never quite seems to arrive…
After this disruptive start in life, many young people drift into an adulthood of crime and prison.
Michael Gove accuses the other political parties of wanting to cancel Brexit, and says Labour doesn’t have a policy at all.
The Environment Secretary mounts a sustained critique of Channel Four in which he claims it is “making a polemical case” rather than holding the Tories to account.
He didn’t dissent from Javid’s call for one. But we can’t find any evidence that he gave a specific commitment.
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.
“The extension letter was sent because Parliament required it to be sent, but Parliament can’t change the PM’s mind or the Government’s policy.”
We must propose our own ambitious, market-based policies for decarbonisation and nature restoration.
Also: Democratic Unionists ‘under pressure’ over Brexit u-turn; and Gove backs Bowie’s criticism of SNP over no-deal preparations.
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.
The former Prime Minister also failed to grasp that Merkel was not going to do anything very much for him.
Even Corbyn’s Labour is wary of assaulting his free school and academy legacy directly.
My local secondary schools were no-go areas and no one from my primary school went to one. That won’t be my children’s experience, and he can take a lot of credit.
The idea that self-government might matter to Johnson or Gove more than, say, party loyalty leaves him genuinely nonplussed.
The data for this was collected before the Government’s string of Commons defeats – next month’s may look rather different.