Ministerial Suicide Watch (Update)

Last week after we ran the names of likely ministerial suspects likely to commit career suicide (Who is the “Senior Minister” About to Denounce May?) Ben Wallace was the name touted hardest to us. After the Mail on Sunday went to town on Wallace this weekend The Sun’s Tom Newton Dunn went out of his way to take the heat off Wallace and Ellwood:

Wallace himself dismissed the story in no uncertain terms and attributes the story to former fireplace salesman and current Defence Secretary Gavin Williamson:

Tom hinted that the still imminent denouncer could be a Leave supporting minister. Dominic Raab denied it was him when asked on live TV this Sunday.

If there is to be a denunciation today is the day to do it in prime time, before the Brexit Cabinet War Committee deliberations this afternoon after PMQs. There is, as yet, no sign yet of a notification of a ‘personal statement’ from a minister and the convention is that frontbenchers don’t ask questions at PMQs. Is this going to happen today or ever? Guido awaits developments…

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Quote of the Day

Rowan Atkinson tells The Times

“All jokes about religion cause offence, so it’s pointless apologising for them. You should really only apologise for a bad joke. On that basis, no apology is required.”


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