A grown-up analysis by Jill Rutter. An interesting thread about the history of the Home Office ending careers, the wider ramifications of Philip Rutnam’s recent resignation, and the longer term effect on the future of the UK Civil Service. []

Last week’s dramatic return to Parliament saw the Conservatives fall to factional strife, losing 22 MPs over five days. Amber Rudd also announced her resignation in The Sunday Times. With the ‘Resistance Bill’ awaiting Royal Assent, the fuse is running short for the ‘natural party’ of government. []