Milibairn Born

Guido would like to send his congratulations to Ed Miliband and his partner Justine on the birth of their second son last night. There will be sighs of relief at HQ as Labour’s poll standing went up when they were leaderless. Ed is taking paternity leave, so keep at eye on those ratings. Plenty of time to fill in that vexatious birth certificate this time too…

UPDATE: Strategists at Victoria Street will be overjoyed – Ed has declared he is taking two weeks off. Could be a massive poll boost.

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Quote of the Day

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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