It’s deeply disturbing for many that a modern European democracy might shortly be led by a party that continues to have its strategy overseen by an Army Council.
The shock departure of Sajid Javid obscures the fact that there was much less churn than one might expect, especially at the lower levels.
We cheer the mission. But government needs more compromise, art, tact and accomodation than campaigning alone allows.
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.
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.
All three parties have a middling band of targets – what leaps out is how so many Cameron-era gains now seem out of the Tories’ reach.
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.
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.
Here are a range of measures Boris Johnson could champion to demonstrate our commitment to this important cause.