We cheer the mission. But government needs more compromise, art, tact and accomodation than campaigning alone allows.
He is one of the few elements of continuity in what has been a turbulent year at the Government’s top table.
Don’t expect Downing Street to bother too much about what MPs or the media think as it prepares to shake up government.
And: Gigabit broadband will soon be “sprouting like vermicelli”, says Johnson. Plus: Mordaunt’s warnings and Hoey’s heroine’s welcome.
The idea that self-government might matter to Johnson or Gove more than, say, party loyalty leaves him genuinely nonplussed.
Some of the abuse is nothing short of bullying. This is a threat to freedom of speech. We should value debating different views.
Let’s get a good deal, let’s end the toxic tribalism affecting our parties and our politics, and start the healing.