The day’s political developments as they happen, including Tory leadership and Theresa May’s final cabinet meeting as PM
- Boris Johnson elected new Tory leader
- Tory leadership election: the full results
- Full text of Johnson’s victory speech
- Johnson’s victory speech – Snap analysis
- Trump claims Johnson popular because he’s seen as ‘Britain’s Trump’
A former ambassador to Denmark and Foreign and Commonwealth Office official is being tipped to be named as Boris Johnson’s new Brexit negotiator, replacing Olly Robbins.
David Frost is a career diplomat who was head of Europe at the Foreign Office and served as a special adviser to Boris Johnson during the incoming prime minister’s time there.
David is good, he knows Europe inside out. But Johnson will need someone at a senior level in the civil service who will be in charge of the day to day work.
The Campaign Against Antisemitism is giving Corbyn’s antisemitism plans short shrift. Its chief executive, Gideon Falter, has said:
Years too late, Jeremy Corbyn has finally agreed that those who hate Jews should be expelled from the Labour party quickly. What has been lacking all of this time is willpower, not procedures.
When the Labour party wants to expel a member, they already have the procedures they need: we have seen lightning-fast action, even against senior party figures, such as Alastair Campbell and Hilary Armstrong, just not for antisemitism.