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Polly Toynbee is a Guardian columnist, formerly BBC social affairs editor. Her latest book, with David Walker, is Cameron's Coup, following on from The Verdict

Jeremy Hunt has saved his own skin but let the NHS sink

theguardian.com — How did Jeremy Hunt keep his job? On reshuffle day the BBC reported he was gone, but after an exceptionally long session inside No 10 he saved his skin, emerging with that grin and a tweet saying he was "thrilled". Junior doctors were less than thrilled, since Hunt's survival signals no turning back on the dispute he has caused.

If Theresa May really cares about the poor, she must change course - now

theguardian.com — The new Work and Pensions secretary, Damian Green, yesterday slipped out yet another delay, to 2022, for the full rollout of the troubled universal credit scheme, 11 years after it was announced. That gives Theresa May and Green a chance to think again about their priorities: does she really mean what she says about hard-pressed working families?

Theresa May’s first prime minister’s questions: our writers give their verdict

theguardian.com — The person Theresa May trounced most crushingly was on her own side - her predecessor. Serious and commanding, she showed how PMQs should be done - with forensic fact and deadly precision alongside flick-knife jabs. How far this was from David Cameron's red-faced bluster and bullying refusal to answer any question.

Forget Trident. Labour needs to focus on issues that matter

theguardian.com — Labour's crisis is so profound that the party could cease to exist: a rump, a small cult, too far from power to count. The party in parliament elected by 9 million voters risks being crushed in a pincer movement from right and left.

May’s deadly regime change: with a hiss of sulphur, the Notting Hill set is gone

theguardian.com — What a breathtaking bloodbath of political assassinations - but then no modern prime minister ever arrived at No 10 as such an unknown quantity. With no election and no hustings, Theresa May's instant coronation showed the Tory party at its most effectively power-hungry. But without grillings, we know remarkably little about this PM's political or economic intentions.

Cameron has washed his hands of No 10. But he’s left an almighty mess

theguardian.com — At the dispatch box for the last time, David Cameron departed much as he had governed, off-hand, a little blase, with nothing memorable to say, nor even a ringing phrase. He will miss the roar of the crowd.

Is Labour going to split? Our writers’ verdict on the party’s future

theguardian.com — When I go to the ballot box, I want the opportunity to vote for an alternative. An alternative to austerity. An alternative to the domination of the City banks and the worship of market forces. An alternative to Trident.

Polly Toynbee: Labour goes to war as the Tories close ranks

irishtimes.com — There she stands, the new prime minister , so unassailable that her final opponent melted away . Even her party's most rabid Brexiters crumpled. Theresa May's commanding speech not only reassured them that out does mean out and free movement will end, no back-sliding, but in the same breath she plundered the best clothes in the opposition's wardrobe.

For the Tories, closed ranks: for Labour, open warfare

theguardian.com — There she stands, the new prime minister, so unassailable that her final opponent melted away. Even her party's most rabid Brexiters crumpled. Theresa May's commanding speech not only reassured them that out does mean out and free movement will end, no back-sliding, but in the same breath she plundered the best clothes in the opposition's wardrobe.
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Jul 27, 2016

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Jul 26, 2016

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