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LOBBY SCOOP: The Sunday Telegraph has poached Will Hazell, the i paper’s schooling correspondent, to strengthen its Foyer staff. Hazell, who has been on the i since 2019, is transferring to the Tel on the finish of July as a political correspondent and shall be No. 2 to Sunday Telegraph Political Editor Edward Malnick.

Excellent Thursday morning. That is Eleni Courea. I’m within the Playbook scorching seat till Tuesday so ship me your pointers.


FACING THE HEAT: Citizens head to the polls in Wakefield and in Tiverton and Honiton nowadays for probably the most vital by-election take a look at of Boris Johnson’s premiership, simply because the temperature is forecast to hit a balmy 27 levels.

In the meantime close to the equator: That’s the similar temperature as in Kigali, the place the PM and a bleary-eyed Foyer press pack landed mins in the past. Johnson is spending the following 3 days in Rwanda for the Commonwealth leaders’ assembly earlier than jetting off to Berlin for the G7 and Madrid for the NATO leaders’ summit.

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What to anticipate nowadays: The PM will seek advice from the Rwanda Genocide Memorial early on Thursday morning … document a printed clip mid-morning … and deal with the Commonwealth Heads of Executive Assembly (CHOGM) at lunchtime.

With ease: He’ll be greater than 4,000 miles clear of the political fallout when the by-election effects are introduced within the early hours of Friday.

Boris vs. Charles: POLITICO’s personal Esther Webber filed a scene-setting piece earlier than boarding the flight closing evening. She predicts “weapons-grade awkwardness” because the PM meets Prince Charles, who is alleged to have privately described the coverage of sending migrants to Rwanda as “appalling.” Johnson alluded to this at Cupboard closing week via announcing ministers had confronted complaint from “fairly sudden quarters.” “The pair will come head to head on the summit in Kigali for his or her first high-profile assembly since closing 12 months’s COP26 convention in Glasgow,” Esther writes. “It’ll be a take a look at of diplomatic tact for 2 males now not precisely recognized for containing again.” They’re because of meet for tea on Friday.

Squaring up: Requested whether or not he could be elevating the topic with Prince Charles, Johnson instructed the touring Foyer press pack earlier than they took off: “All I will say is that I believe that the coverage makes sense, measured, and it’s a plan to care for the ugly abuse of folks crossing the Channel.” The Telegraph’s Ben Riley-Smith says Johnson will inform Charles he’s “proud” of the Rwanda coverage. The FT’s Jim Pickard hears identical, with one legitimate telling him: “If and when the immigration coverage is raised then you’ll be expecting the high minister to shield it vigorously.”

Out of hassle: Price noting that Johnson shall be in another country for a complete of 8 consecutive days from now — and, as one political insider of 25 years identified to Playbook the day past, it’s extremely ordinary for a chief minister to be in another country for that lengthy (as a scan of the Wikipedia lists of Johnson’s predecessors’ international journeys confirms).

Management risk: May this week of excessive drama see the defenestration of an increasingly more unpopular and underperforming chief who’s been the topic of months of vicious briefings? If we’re speaking about Patricia Scotland, the Commonwealth secretary overall, then it’s taking a look most likely. The British executive — which overtly opposes her management — is increasingly more assured she shall be ousted, the Occasions’ Henry Zeffman reviews.


TO THE POLLS: Because the strike-induced commute chaos hits its 3rd day, political celebration campaigners shall be feverishly knocking on doorways to get out the vote in two reverse aspects of England. Playbook will briefly run you during the two contests happening:

— Wakefield: 3,358 Tory majority, 63 % Go away vote. Purple wall seat received off Labour in 2019. Its closing MP Imran Ahmad Khan used to be jailed for sexually assaulting a 15-year-old boy in 2008. Labour will for sure take this seat again (if it doesn’t, one thing has long past very, very badly unsuitable) — the query is how large the swing shall be.

Tiverton and Honiton: 24,239 Tory majority, 58 % Go away vote. Devon seat which has stayed blue because it used to be created in 1997. Fell vacant when its MP Neil Parish resigned after admitting looking at porn on his telephone within the Commons. Way more unpredictable than Wakefield, although the Lib Dems are anticipated to win. Playbook picked up whispers previous this week that Tory figures are privately hopeful they may be able to almost about cling on, alternatively. The FT’s Seb Payne has heard identical from some MPs however has a Tory strategist announcing the celebration will lose with a “considerable” majority. A Lib Dem supply instructed Playbook closing evening that issues had been “neck and neck” and that the celebration is in a more potent place that it used to be on the finish of closing week. “We’ve no doubt observed a little of a shift in opposition to us in the previous few days,” they mentioned.

Amusing truth: If the Lib Dems do take Tiverton and Honiton, it is going to be the most important majority ever overturned in a by-election (with regards to uncooked vote numbers, now not proportion swing).

When do we get the effects? Native government in each constituencies be expecting to announce the outcome between 4 and six a.m. — relying on turnout. Wakefield is more likely to come first as a result of its inhabitants is extra concentrated.

Time for some mavens: James Johnson of JL Companions, who used to run polling in No. 10 for Theresa Would possibly, has despatched Playbook a at hand rundown of what could be a just right and dangerous evening for the primary events.

WAKEFIELD: “The seat most effective wishes a swing of four.2 % to Labour for them to win it,” Johnson texts in.

Below 6 %: “An excellent end result for the Conservatives and approach Labour face critical problems with regards to their probabilities of persuading the general public they’re are compatible for presidency in a seat like Wakefield — notice the Tories may just lose the seat and that also be a just right end result for a by-election on this a part of a parliament.”

6-10 %: “An OK end result.”

10-16 %: “Dangerous and indicative of heading in opposition to a hung parliament or an in depth election end result consistent with the place the polls lately are. Nudging above 12.7 % (Corby) will be the greatest swing to Labour for a sitting Conservative executive since Primary vs. Blair.”

16 %+: “Very dangerous for the Conservatives and suggests Labour is in a extra aggressive state than the polls counsel.”

TIVERTON AND HONITON: “The seat wishes a swing of twenty-two.7 % to the Lib Dems for them to win it,” Johnson texts.

Below 10 %: “Excellent for the Conservatives and displays their vote protecting up significantly in a atmosphere ripe for a protest vote.”

10-16 %: “An OK end result.”

16-25 %: “A nasty end result for the Conservatives — even a dangle like this may nonetheless be a nasty lead to swing phrases. This might be indicative of an erosion within the South of the Conservative vote and a mobilization of Labour/Lib Dem votes in opposition to it that might neatly be replicated at a overall election.”

25 %+: “Very dangerous end result for the Conservatives and it might symbolize a structural weak spot and attainable wipe-out within the south.”

Time for some mavens II: Chris Curtis, head of political polling at Opinium, issues out: “There are most effective 40 Tory seats that experience greater majorities than Tiverton and Honiton, so it displays simply how low expectancies of a Tory efficiency have turn into that successful it will now been observed as a just right end result … There are not any fewer than 284 Tory MPs who’ve leads over the Lib Dems which are smaller than what Neil Parish completed in 2019. If the Lib Dems can pull off that miracle, then a just right few of them shall be beginning to really feel extremely apprehensive.”

Orange pact: The Telegraph’s Tony Diver has run an research estimating that Labour and the Lib Dems may just experience a 20-point spice up on polling day via operating in combination in opposition to the Tories.

Now learn this: John Curtice unpicks what’s at stake with an op-ed for the Indy. “As Woman Bracknell may apply, for the Conservatives to lose one by-election on Thursday may well be considered unlucky. On the other hand, to lose two may appear to be a lot more than carelessness — however an indication of a central authority this is prone to shedding its electoral footing,” he writes.


UNHAPPY UNION: No busy information week is whole with out the Labour Birthday party being ate up via a vicious insular row at the sidelines. And this week is not any other, with the fallout from the Labour management’s place at the RMT moves — first printed via PoliticsHome’s Sienna Rodgers on Monday — threatening to eclipse no matter message the celebration is raring to place out.

Escalation of tensions: Shadow Cupboard ministers are pressuring chief Keir Starmer drop the specter of disciplinary motion in opposition to frontbenchers who sign up for the wood traces, the Father or mother’s Heather Stewart reviews. She says frontbenchers who defied LOTO’s orders to fortify hanging RMT staff were requested to factor statements explaining their attendance.

One for the whips’ checklist: Shadow Immigration Minister Stephen Kinnock — who’s rarely at the exhausting left — instructed Sky’s Sophy Ridge closing evening that he’d have subsidized strike motion if he used to be an RMT member. “We consider in operating folks getting a just right deal with regards to pay, phrases and stipulations. A strike is a final lodge for buying that however infrequently that’s what you need to do,” he mentioned (but additionally claimed that Starmer had “were given it completely proper” at the factor).

All-time Tulo: Aslef’s Mike Whelan, who chairs the industry union and Labour Birthday party liaison group (Tulo), tweeted closing evening that Starmer’s dealing with of the problem “might finish the celebration.” He used to be responding to Simon Fletcher, a former member of Starmer’s staff, telling LBC’s Andrew Marr that the Labour chief had were given issues “reasonably badly unsuitable” and used to be inflicting “an overly dangerous feeling.”

Now learn this: The Occasions’ Henry Zeffman has an enchanting research of Starmer’s courting with the unions. “Even Starmer’s allies admit that he’s in a fairly tough place. They insist that, alternatively, that it’s the least dangerous possibility: vociferous condemnation of the strikers would worsen too many Labour citizens and doubtlessly position Starmer at the unsuitable facet of public opinion for the reason that polling on fortify for the strike thus far is ambiguous,” he writes.

Over in Poplar: MP Apsana Begum has mentioned she is taking day without work as a result of “misogynistic abuse and harassment” related to makes an attempt to deselect her from her seat in Poplar and Limehouse. The Father or mother has a write-up.

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STRIKING BACK: Rail staff will stroll out for his or her 2nd day of strike motion nowadays, leaving simply one-fifth of teach products and services operating and part the community closed. Test the newest updates earlier than you commute.

Commons motion: Kwasi Kwarteng will unveil law to finish the ban on the use of company group of workers to interchange hanging staff. Right here’s the Mail’s write-up.

Struck down: Ministers are drawing up plans to curb additional time and leisure days for hanging staff to restrict their talent to claw again pay, Sky’s Sam Coates finds in what may just escalate hostilities with the RMT.

When will it finish? There may well be extra moves once July 9 if rail business chiefs and unions fail to achieve settlement, the Telegraph says. The Occasions’ Ben Clatworthy splashes on unions piling at the power after Merseyside, which operates trains in Liverpool with out executive cash, agreed a 7.1 % pay upward push for employees.  

Taking the Mick: It’s no secret that RMT gen sec Mick Lynch has received one thing of a cult following on-line. His newest broadcast trip closing evening noticed him take on Robert Jenrick at the ITV Peston settee. The Occasions’ Mario Ledwith has rounded up his best possible moments for the paper.

Academics subsequent: A lecturers’ strike within the wake of the disruption to training led to via the coronavirus pandemic could be “unforgivable,” Training Secretary Nadhim Zahawi says in an op-ed that splashes the Telegraph. The NEU has threatened an autumn poll on strike motion if ministers don’t agree a considerable pay upward push for lecturers.

PAY PACKET SQUEEZE: The Treasury has instructed Cupboard ministers that any pay rises for public sector staff will have to come from their current budgets, in keeping with the Occasions’ Steve Swinford. He reviews that David Canzini instructed executive aides closing week that there must be no appeals for brand spanking new spending.

Protection spice up: Boris Johnson may just use subsequent week’s NATO summit to unveil a spice up within the U.Ok.’s protection spending, the Solar’s Harry Cole and Jerome Starkey document. Could be a victory for Protection Secretary Ben Wallace, who has been lobbying No. 10 very publicly for extra money.

THE COST OF POWER: Trade and effort sec Kwasi Kwarteng is addressing a Chatham Space tournament at 9 a.m. on power safety this wintry weather and past. He’s because of discuss for round quarter-hour and take questions for some other 20 — sign up to look at right here.

LOBBYING PROBE: David Warburton MP — who used to be suspended from the Tory whip over medication and sexual harassment claims — now faces an inquiry via the parliamentary requirements commissioner into claims he broke lobbying regulations. Learn Gabriel Pogrund’s authentic tale within the Sunday Occasions right here.

CHINA ROW: The PM’s father Stanley Johnson has instructed the South China Morning Publish that he desires the U.Ok. parliament to overturn its ban on receiving visits from the Chinese language ambassador. Previous this 12 months Johnson snr. printed he had hosted the Chinese language ambo Zheng Zeguang for lunch at his space.

BREXIT BONFIRE: What’s your most-hated EU legislation? Solutions on Jacob Rees-Mogg’s on-line dashboard. The FT’s Peter Foster has a write-up if you haven’t any concept what Playbook is speaking about.

TORY DONOR PROBE: Tory donor Paul Borrow-Longain — complete title Paul Edwin Lancelot Thomas Borrow-Longain, previously referred to as Paul Langan — is being investigated via CCHQ for a conceivable breach of the celebration’s habits, a few weeks on from Cat Neilan’s authentic investigation into the donor accused of pressuring folks to take out loans. Extra right here.

SCIENCE SPAT: Senior scientists have written to Ecu Fee President Ursula von der Leyen to induce her to not exclude Britain from the Horizon Europe R&D program, Playbook’s colleague Cristina Gallardo reviews. Former SAGE adviser Jeremy Farrar instructed POLITICO {that a} loss of participation within the scheme will nonetheless be felt in 10 a decade. Brussels has up to now mentioned Britain received’t have the ability to participate in this system because of the Northern Eire protocol row.

TRUSSED UP LIKE A TURKEY: International Secretary Liz Truss touched down in Turkey — lately rebranded as Türkiye — closing evening for a two-day commute the place she is going to speak about techniques to restart Ukraine grain exports with senior politicians. Truss met Vice President Fuat Oktay closing evening and can meet the International Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu this morning, with a joint press convention at 8 a.m. Truss will discuss in regards to the “urgency” of discovering a option to getting the grain out and speak about the talks with Ankara, which might dangle the important thing to this as a result of passage during the Bosporus. The presser shall be streamed lived in English right here and on Twitter. A FCDO supply mentioned: “Discovering an answer could be very tricky — don’t be expecting main breakthroughs from this commute — however Liz desires to depart no stone unturned and for the U.Ok. to lend a hand prepared the ground in this factor.”

SUNAK IN SCOTLAND: Rishi Sunak is up in Aberdeen, the place he’s going to be assembly with oil and fuel firms. In pre-released remarks the chancellor mentioned “it’s necessary we inspire persisted funding” from the business, because the Tories attempt to force a wedge between the SNP and their anti-oil and fuel Inexperienced executive colleagues. North east SNP MP Stephen Flynn mentioned Sunak “has a cheek” to mention he champions the field after “failing to take a position” since its 2020 downturn.

JUST WHAT WE NEEDED: Polio virus — which has been eliminated in huge portions of the arena — has been detected in a regarding selection of sewage samples in London, the U.Ok. Well being Provider Authority mentioned the day past. The tale splashes the Mail, Metro and the i.

HOUSE OF COMMONS: Sits from 9.30 a.m. with Defra questions, adopted via any UQs … Commons chief Mark Spencer has the weekly parliamentary trade remark subsequent … After every other ministerial statements, the primary trade shall be a backbench debate at the affect of the pandemic on folks with middle and circulatory illnesses.

HOUSE OF LORDS: Sits from 11 a.m. with questions at the Diabetic Prevention Program, limitations fighting households with disabled kids from getting access to fortify products and services and the Conference on Human Rights … The principle tournament shall be debates on habits and honesty in public lifestyles, and on stresses upon the U.Ok. charter.

Wonk watch: Katharine Birbalsingh’s Social Mobility Fee will provide its first document earlier than parliament this morning. The paper, which makes a speciality of a contemporary solution to social mobility, will set out her time table in her new function.

Coming down the monitor: The contentious Northern Eire protocol invoice has been pencilled in for a 2nd studying on Monday, Playbook hears.

MEANWHILE, IN FRANCE: A deficient efficiency in Sunday’s parliamentary election received’t spell the tip of French President Emmanuel Macron — however it should imply the tip of Macronism, writes POLITICO’s Clea Caulcutt in an crucial research.


ASLIN LATEST: Aiden Aslin — the Brit sentenced to dying via a Russian proxy courtroom for preventing in Ukraine, at the side of Shaun Pinner — has been instructed via his captors that his execution will move forward. Aslin instructed his circle of relatives that his captors additionally claimed there were no try via U.Ok. officers to barter on his behalf. Complete tale by the use of the BBC right here.

RUSSIAN CASUALTY ESTIMATES: U.Ok. intelligence officers estimate that the pro-Russian Donetsk military has misplaced greater than part (55 %) of its authentic pressure all the way through preventing within the Donbas.

KALININGRAD CRISIS: Tensions are operating excessive over freight shipping from the Russian mainland to its exclave Kaliningrad, with Moscow threatening it is going to take “sensible” motion in retaliation if the EU does now not unblock steel items caught in transit. Brussels Playbook reviews that senior EU diplomats on Wednesday warned that the placement used to be critical and may just escalate briefly. The Ecu Fee used to be in a single day operating on defusing the time-bomb, which officers and diplomats insisted used to be an accidental end result of the EU’s fourth sanctions package deal. The overall publication has extra.

As of late in Brussels: The Ecu Council meets nowadays, with EU leaders getting ready to make use of the summit to officially grant Ukraine and Moldova EU candidate standing. EU and Western Balkan leaders will meet within the morning earlier than the primary summit. Observe POLITICO’s reside weblog right here.

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As of late program: Former SAGE adviser Jeremy Farrar (7.50 a.m.) … Labour peer Valerie Amos, the previous U.N. secretary-general for humanitarian affairs and emergency aid coordinator (8.10 a.m.) … Lithuanian High Minister Ingrida Šimonytė (8.30 a.m.).

Nick Ferrari at Breakfast (LBC): Community Rail leader negotiator Tim Shoveller (7.50 a.m.).

Occasions Radio breakfast: RMT’s Eddie Dempsey (7.20 a.m.) … Community Rail spokesperson Kevin Groves (8.05 a.m.) … WHO Polio Eradication Program Director Aidan O’Leary (8.35 a.m.) … Chair of the Rail Supply Team Steve Sir Bernard Law (9.05 a.m.) … Alina Frolova, former deputy protection minister of Ukraine (9.35 a.m.).

TalkTV breakfast display: RMT’s Eddie Dempsey (8.05 a.m.) … Tory MP Matt Vickers (9.05 a.m.).

Politics Reside (BBC Two 12.15 p.m.): Tory MP Huw Merriman … Labour peer Helena Kennedy … The Spectator’s Kate Andrews … POLITICO’s Ailbhe Rea.

The Briefing with Gloria De Piero (GB Information 12 p.m.): Labour MP Harriet Harman.

Query Time (Stratford-upon-Avon, BBC Two 10.40 p.m.): Safeguarding Minister Rachel Maclean … Shadow Global Construction Secretary Nick Thomas-Symonds … Starling Financial institution’s Anne Boden … RMT’s Mick Lynch … Former Brexit Birthday party MEP Ben Habib.

Reviewing the papers this night: Sky Information (10.30 p.m. and 11.30 p.m.): Columnist Carole Malone and editor of the Courier David Clegg.


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Day by day Specific: It’s most effective honest! Rishi defends £1,000 spice up to pensions.

Day by day Mail: Polio is again in U.Ok. after 40 years.

Day by day Replicate: Were given to stay pay down, OM? Check out telling this lot.

Day by day Famous person: Psychotic seagull’s protecting me hostage.

Monetary Occasions: Sunak defends 10 % pension upward push as lecturers threaten moves over pay.

HuffPost UK: Shapps accused of derailing RMT talks.

i: Polio present in Britain for first time in 40 years.

Metro: National polio alert.

POLITICO UK: Get in a position to flinch as Boris Johnson and Prince Charles meet at Rwanda summit.

PoliticsHome: Tory MP suggests double by-election defeat may just create ‘twister’ that unseats Boris Johnson.

The Day by day Telegraph: Trainer strike could be unforgivable, says Zahawi.

The Father or mother: Talks to finish rail dispute ruin down in acrimony.

The Unbiased: New refugees locked up for removing to Rwanda.

The Solar: Get me to the pass judgement on on time.

The Occasions: Unions pile power on bosses after 7 % pay deal.


The New Statesman: Britain isn’t operating — Andrew Marr on a summer season of moves.

The Spectator: Putin’s billions — Have sanctions backfired, asks Kate Andrews.


MEDIA NEWS: Media rich person Rupert Murdoch and his spouse Jerry Corridor are mentioned to be divorcing after six years, in keeping with a broadly picked up document within the New York Occasions.

WESTMINSTER WEATHER: 🌦🌦🌦 Nonetheless heat however there might if truth be told be some rain, perhaps within the past due afternoon. Highs of 24C.

SPOTTED: At POLITICO’s summer season celebration closing evening at the Tattershall Citadel boat pub at the Thames … CCHQ’s Isaac Levido and Alex Wild … Northern Eire Secretary Brandon Lewis … Minister Matt Warman … former No. 10 director of comms Lee Cain … Tory MPs Harriet 1st earl baldwin of bewdley, Tom Randall, Jack Brereton and Richard Holden … SpAds Rhiannon Padley, Isabel Bruce, Sophie Jarvis and Daisy Peck … Labour spinners and advisers Sophie Nazemi, Owain Mumford, Gordon McKee, Oli Longworth and John Lehal … CPS Director Robert Colvile … Town Corridor staffers Sarah Brown, Sarah Coombes and Njoki Mahiaini … the NHS’ James Lyons … the TBI’s Emma McNicholas

… And breath UK Track’s Jamie Njoku-Goodwin Labour MP Christian Wakeford and aide Matthew Torbitt … Coverage Change’s Connor MacDonald German Ambassador to London Miguel Berger … the Portuguese Embassy’s Helena Sousa e Silva and Rodrigo Chaveiro … the Hungarian Embassy’s Petra Hajdu … the Canadian Top Fee’s Andrew Cook dinner … the EU London delegation’s Federico Bianchi … Heathrow’s Jake Tilley … broadcasters Julia Hartley-Brewer, Ayesha Hazarika and Gloria de Piero … and dozens of hacks together with Pippa Crerar, Tim Shipman, Harry Cole, David Wooding, Hugo Gye, John Stevens, Seb Payne, Katy Balls, Ben Glaze, Ryan Sabey, Stephen Bush, James Heale, Harry Lambert, Laura Silver, Christian Calgie, Cat Neilan, Joe Mayes, Mikey Smith, Natasha Clark, Antonello Guerrera, Tony Diver, Mhari Aurora, Stefanie Bolzen, Mason Boycott-Owen, Henry Dyer, Sascha O’Sullivan, Marie Le Conte, Nadine Batchelor-Hunt, Noa Hoffman and Ellie Langford.

Additionally noticed on the ConservativeHome summer season celebration in Dean’s Backyard: Cupboard Ministers Ben WallaceDominic Raab Thérèse CoffeyGrant Shapps Sajid Javid Simon Hart Oliver Dowden … and Brandon Lewis … CCHQ’s Isaac Levido … Downing Side road coverage unit leader Andrew Griffith … Frontbenchers Paul Scully Victoria AtkinsJohn GlenPackage MalthouseAlan Mak … Hacks Sam Coates Hugo Gye Harry Cole John StevensDan MartinSeb Payne Carole WalkerCamilla TomineyTom Harwood Tim Shipman Natasha ClarkSam ListerGlen Owen Robert Shrimsley Katy Balls … and Christian Calgie… SpAds Henry Newman Cameron Brown Harry MethleySheridan Westlake … Tory MPs Brendan Clarke Smith Tobias Ellwood Andrew Bridgen Flick Drummond Fay Jones Steve Baker David Davis Matt WarmanMarco Longhi Danny Kruger … CPS director Robert Colvile … and ConHome leader Mark Wallace. The Spectator’s Steerpike has a write-up of Protection Secretary Ben Wallace’s cheeky jibe at his ministerial colleague and attainable management contender Penny Mordaunt all the way through the development.

OUT TODAY: Seb Payne’s e-book “Damaged Heartlands” is out in paperback nowadays, with a brand new bankruptcy on his reflections at the purple wall 365 days on, the way forward for the Tory-held blue wall and new interviews with Dominic Raab, Isaac Levido and Ed Davey. You’ll order it right here.

Out nowadays II: Former Labour deputy chief Tom Watson‘s e-book “Lose Weight 4 Existence” on his adventure with Kind 2 diabetes and weight loss diet. Order right here.

BIRTHDAYS: Treasury Minister Helen Whately … Hereford and South Herefordshire MP Jesse Norman … South Holland and The Deepings MP John Hayes … Ochil and South Perthshire MP John Nicolson … Former Top Top MP Andrew Bingham … Former Deputy Mayor of London Roger Evans … Tory peer Alan Haselhurst … Labour peer Derry Irvine … Centre for Coverage Research Director Rob Colvile … POLITICO’s Etienne Bauvir and Ali Walker … and POLITICO’s Deputy Editor in Leader Kate Day.

PLAYBOOK COULDN’T HAPPEN WITHOUT: My editor Zoya Sheftalovich, reporter Andrew McDonald and manufacturer Max Fahler.

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