In addition to my ministerial work, parliamentarians four times sent for me to lead them: before the referendum, after the referendum, during the COVID-19 pandemic and over the cost of Net Zero. The resulting public profile resulted in many epithets, some of which I regret. Alas that these campaigns were necessary and right.

Rebel Commander. Government Tormentor in Chief. The General. Politician of the year. Godfather of the Conservative Right.

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