Fraser Nelson Fraser Nelson

‘She will decide’

Even the PM’s no.2 can’t bring himself to say she should stay on

David Lidington is the most powerful minister you’ve never heard of. He is Theresa May’s de facto deputy, tasked with both supervising the domestic agenda and solving the trickiest Brexit conundrums. Much of government business is, nowadays, done through committees of cabinet members: he chairs seven such committees and sits on another 20.

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