Newsnight's incoming policy editor Lewis Goodall has had his say this afternoon:
1 - Am going to write something about the cataclysm of the Lab results in next few days. But as tempting as it is to get consumed by Labour watching and recrimination (as most on here now are) we shouldn’t forget the govt hardly covered itself in glory in the conduct of the election.
2 - Didn’t commit to flagship scrutiny interview, opaque about its intentions, very misleading ads and information, breaking of long established norms during the election and in the run up to it. They won and won handsomely, they redrew the electoral map. But at what cost?
3 - Before the election this administration repeatedly showed that it was willing to defy norms, dabbled in post truth and showed disregard for our political institutions. Now they have a majority that might go away. Or it might not. And now there is no parliamentary check.
4 - In other words, we should be paying just as much attention to how the government won as why Labour lost.