The strain of cohabiting with Douglas Carswell is crushing Nigel Farage’s joie de vivre.
Gerard Russell: Baghdad’s Jewish co-founder & Egypt’s Christian Prime Ministers. The Islamic legacy that ISIS hates.
Ancient religions and practices survived in the Middle East partly because of a streak of tolerance in Islam.
Every time something horrible happens we allow ourselves to get distracted by a witch hunt.
“Computer says no” culture doesn’t just spoil people’s days – it wrecks people’s lives.
For all that her works were about death, her true topics were life and love.
Ryan Shorthouse and David Kirkby: Welfare reform should recognise contributions and support families
As well as saving money, of course.
His proposals in his own words.
The Conservatives gain a seat in Melton.
A government-backed Private Member’s Bill offers the chance to help all parties in the rental market.
Yes, there is a plan for welfare restrictions. But no, there is nothing much on border control. Expectations have been raised that have thus not been met.
Immigration 2) Douglas Hansen-Luke: Deportation figures, health payments, housing refusals. Let’s list our immigration results.
There are two immediate, costless and politically smart things we should be doing right now.
Immigration 3) Philip Salter: Don’t worry about net migration – worry about the young entrepreneurs we are turning away
The UK is making the next generation of business success stories feel unwelcome here. It will cost us.
Plus: Making polite chat with Ted Heath. Musing on Boris Johnson’s future. Alan Clark on crack. And: My mucker Chuka.
Beauty In My Back Yard is the right attitude towards house building in the UK
It’s the debt-to-GDP ratio that counts when it comes to assessments of national solvency
…he would be back in the Cabinet. His decision to do so set the scene for a personal tragedy.
An unwise measure, exacerbated by economic growth and doomed by our membership of the EU combine to harm Theresa May’s ambitions.
Lord Ashcroft: Some surprises in my latest constituency polling – and a look at the leaders’ backyards
Plus, should Nigel Farage be standing in Doncaster North rather than Thanet South?
What greeted me when I accessed his Channel 4 documentary on How the Rich get Richer.
Seaside towns and rural areas face some of the biggest problems – here’s how we’re addressing them in Brigg and Goole.
The Smith Commission’s proposals suggest that Scotland’s referendum hasn’t settled the independence debate for a generation – as unionists hoped.
Canvassing in Hackney, where I used to live, I hungered for houses flying flags.
Borders 1) Cameron: Give me a tough deal on immigration, or I’ll campaign to leave the EU
‘David Cameron will pledge a tough crackdown on welfare payments to make Britain a less attractive destination today, but will resist calls to fight the election on a pledge to cap EU immigrants. The prime minister will leave open the option of campaigning for a British exit from Brussels if demands for action to reduce immigration “fall on deaf ears”. “If we cannot put our relationship with the EU on a better footing, then of course I rule nothing out,” he will say.’ – The Times (£)
- It’s a red line – The Sun (£)
- Can a speech kill UKIP? – James Kirkup, Daily Telegraph
- But no cap on numbers – FT
- The Prime Minister’s journey from dove to hawk – Daily Telegraph
- Don’t leave the EU over immigration – Martin Wolf, FT
- Universal credit reform is flawed – Philip Collins, The Times (£)
- Cameron’s last chance – Daily Mail Leader
- A momentous day – Daily Telegraph Leader
- Hard work and enterprise, not milk and honey – The Times Leader (£)
- Leaving the EU is the only way – Daily Express Leader
>Today: ToryDiary: Cameron’s immigration speech – a struggle in a trap of his own devising
Borders 2) Net migration target torn to shreds
‘Immigration is pushing the population up faster now than when David Cameron came to power in 2010, official figures showed yesterday. It added 260,000 people to numbers in the country in the year up to June – a jump of 78,000 on the previous year that means the end of the Prime Minister’s promise to cut back net migration to ‘tens of thousands’ a year. In 2010 net migration stood at 244,000.’ – Daily Mail
- I was right all along – Nigel Farage MEP, The Independent
- Increase in Bulgarian applications to work here – Daily Mail
- Lord Sugar criticises French authorities – Daily Mail
- Tory Eurosceptics are Cameron’s Trotskyists – Pat McFadden MP, The Guardian
- Douglas Hansen-Luke on Comment: Deportation figures, health payments, housing refusals. Let’s list our immigration results.
- Philip Salter on ThinkTanks: Don’t worry about net migration – worry about the young entrepreneurs we are turning away
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