Compare and contrast the Speaker’s own visit Down Under last month, when he only managed to half fill a small side room, to the footage of Dave stuffing the main chamber to the the rafters today. Must have hurt….
Norman Baker has at last brought Theresa May some good news after a fairly dire week. Regular readers will not be surprised about the Loon of Lewis has quit – Guido reported the preparations for the departure back in mid-October. Now ConHome have even more good news for the Home Secretary:
“The second loss of a child abuse enquiry Chairman. A backbench backlash over the European Arrest Warrant – which isn’t all that popular in Downing Street or the Whips’ Office either. Revelations of enough illegal immigrants undeported “to fill Wembley Stadium almost five times over“. Politicians described as having had their “worst week ever” have seldom actually had it. But it is hard to think of a worse one than last week for Theresa May – notwithstanding Norman Baker’s welcome resignation. Yet here she is – back on top of our monthly poll future Party leader poll.”
May has the backing of 24% of the Tory grassroots, to Boris’ 22%.
Gove is in third on 11%, ahead of George on 10%, with his protege Saj on 9%.
But of course, ‘there isn’t a vacancy’…
Well, it seems Harriet Harman’s PMQs protest has backfired massively. A YouGov poll this afternoon finds women overwhelmingly back the PM, with 64% saying he was right not to wear the “This is what a feminist looks like” t-shirt, compared with just 14% saying he should:
Not for the first time recently, the public has seen through Labour’s empty gesture politics…
Guido’s revelation that Cameron’s Europhile Chief of Staff wants out of Downing Street, has not been denied.
Forget the rumours of Rome, now a well versed government source whispers that Ed Llewellyn is holding out to secure the Ambassadorship to Berlin before jumping ship.
Well Kim Philby ended up in Moscow…
ITV have found the man who ran into the PM in Leeds. Here is Dean Farley’s latest Facebook status:
As for the verdict of his friends:
Turns out he is a jogger:
The EU this morning orders Britain to pay a £1.7 billion “prosperity tax” within weeks, while France and Germany receive massive rebates. A continental source gloats to the Telegraph: “there is nothing Britain can do about it”. That […]