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Stephen Bush is political editor of the New Statesman. His daily briefing, Morning Call, provides a quick and essential guide to domestic and global politics.
The former Labour leader is being tipped as a potential shadow chancellor – and many Tory MPs think it could be a masterstroke.
The unresolved debate of the last five years is whether the 2017 election result was a foundation for the party to build on.
Conservatives MPs from the 2015 intake fear that if they aren’t already on the frontbench, they never will be.
Contrary to public perception, Rishi Sunak is not Johnson’s second choice for chancellor, but his third.
The proposed points-based system will depend on continual tinkering by ministers.
Their biggest impact was in forcing Labour to change its Brexit policy.
The distance between the British government and Europe may prove too great to overcome by the end of the year.
The new Conservative adviser hired by Cummings is perhaps more interesting for who he isn’t than what he wrote as a 21-year-old.
May set in train a process that looks certain to end in a merger between the Foreign Office and the Department for International Development – but the government’s case for the benefits is confused.
For Boris Johnson, changing the BBC might yet prove more difficult than changing the country.