The odds of the back-bench MP Jacob Rees-Mogg have been cut once again.
First, Mayor of London, then Brexit leader, then Foreign Secretary – what next for Boris?
For Spreadsheet Phil, the numbers look bad.
Was it sheer coincidence, or through a sense of mischief among the bar staff, that cheap bottles of prosecco were being advertised in one of the Palace of Westminster’s most popular bars last week?
Concerns about austerity and the public-sector pay cap were highlighted in internal Conservative research carried out before the general election, leaving senior figures aghast that the party failed to act upon the warnings, the Guardian understands.
Theresa May has upbraided her cabinet for their anonymous leaking and briefing of last week’s private meeting, accusing the culprits of failing to take their responsibilities seriously.
Theresa May is to order her ministers to stop leaking details of cabinet discussions following days of infighting over Brexit policy and anonymous briefings against ministers, particularly targeting Philip Hammond.