Darling Favourite to Succeed Brown

Cynical punters make Alistair Darling 3/1 favourite to succeed Brown as Chancellor. Guido thinks they are right – why else would he so emphatically broadcast his Dunfermline mea culpa, “I alone take full responsibility”. Modern politicians so rarely take the blame for screwing up. Darling must expect his reward to come from Brown when the regime changes.

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Dominic Raab wrote in his letter of resignation…

“This is, at its heart, a matter of public trust,” he told the PM, concluding: “I cannot reconcile the terms of the proposed deal with the promises we made to the country in our manifesto at the last election… I believe that the regulatory regime proposed for Northern Ireland presents a very real threat to the integrity of the United Kingdom. I cannot support an indefinite backstop arrangement, where the EU holds a veto over our ability to exit…”


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