Prime ministers do not, as Theresa May well knows, have as much power to shape their fortunes as the trappings of the grand office suggests.However, one of the things they can control is the timing of reshuffles, and at least the initial set of decisions.They are the moment when the boss does the hiring and firing of their team - to punish or reward and to position supporters or enemies into the most politically convenient spots.Whether reshuffles are forced upon leaders by political...
We are in for a busy afternoon.Theresa May is expected to make a statement in Brussels following her lunch with European Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker and Donald Tusk, the former Polish PM who is president of the European Council.Before that, Irish PM Leo Varadkar is to address reporters about the implications of any agreement for his country as well as the border with Northern Ireland.His statement, which was scheduled for 14.30 GMT, has been delayed as Mrs May's lunch continues.
Senior figures from all parties have been saying the sexual misconduct allegations engulfing Westminster could mark a change in long-held attitudes.Former Conservative Party leader Iain Duncan Smith told the BBC: "The culture of casual tolerance of this is what really is now being brought an end to. "And I think that is critical - and the ability of people who feel like they're being put into a situation they shouldn't have to be in.
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