In the headlines
Liz Truss’s premiership “appears to be in its death throes”, says the Daily Mail. Yesterday afternoon, Home Secretary Suella Braverman resigned – supposedly after using her private email account for official business, but more likely due to her “90-minute screaming match” with Truss over migration controls. Grant Shapps was appointed in her place. Then in a shambolic vote on fracking last night, Tory MPs were reportedly “physically manhandled” by government ministers to force them to vote. The chief and deputy chief whip both appeared to resign in the chaos – the latter declaring “I am f***ing furious and I don’t give a f*** any more” – only to backtrack later. The PM has called a meeting with Graham Brady, head of the 1922 Committee of Tory backbenchers, to “take the temperature” of the party, says Sky News’s Beth Rigby on Twitter.