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Justine Greening

Justine Greening fails her own 11+ test

There are few things sadder than a minister trying to defend a policy she doesn’t really believe in. This time last week no one, especially the education secretary, was talking about grammar schools. Then a photographer snapped a No 10 adviser with a briefing note on grammars and Justine Greening was forced to come to the Commons to answer an urgent question about them. “I know nothing about anything,” said Greening. “But when I do, I’ll let you know.”

Jeremy Corbyn MP

What next for Jeremy Corbyn?

Tom Watson, Labour’s deputy leader, has proposed to the party’s governing body, the national executive committee, that MPs elect colleagues to positions in the shadow cabinet, as they did until 2011.