Britain has traditionally been suspicious of lionising political heroes. In Corbyn we have found our weak spot.
Brexit-induced outrage hasn’t boosted separatism, and the economic case keeps getting worse. But the SNP’s troops are itching to go, and this might be their last best shot.
Commemorating the contributions of ethnic minorities to our military can inspire future generations to stand up and serve.
The UK needs a political strategy to get the best deal – and we must be willing to sacrifice any and all other policies to achieve it.
Lee Rotherham: Unravelling the tangled web of EU policies and regulations will take time and careful planning
Four principles will help the Government to overcome challenges before they become crises.
The mayors of Nice and Cannes have been goaded into a culture war without the least clue about the culture they’re attempting to defend.
But Labour-run Ipswich has turned down opportunities to save money.
Higher duty is pushing smokers into the arms of smugglers and organised crime.
Greg Clark and BEIS have the opportunity to create a much more coherent and considerate approach to setting the rules for business.
Is there anything it can’t solve?
The cranky Labour leader only got his chance because the Conservatives first beat Miliband and Balls.
This is history in the making, and that’s what it’s all about.
Also: Corbyn moves to rule out coalition with SNP; Brokenshire embarks on Northern Ireland Brexit tour; Nationalists accused of ‘gagging’ journalists; and more.
It doesn’t read like a strategy at all, and I’m doubtful that it will achieve anything.
The Tory Reform Group is investigating how we can have desirable homes, in desirable places.
A patriotic celebration.
From security and defence to free movement, it’s important we understand the views on the other side of the table.
One of Britain’s most prominent military residents is a penguin.
The director of the Old Vic’s musical adaptation of the 1993 film indulges in leftwing cliché.
Sanjoy Sen: Our Party’s reputation for financial responsibility will suffer if we keep deferring energy decisions
Hinkley Point, shale gas, wind farms, solar power…we need to make hard-nosed decisions to ensure the nation gets what it needs.
Modern technology and training are needed for effective policing.
Oddly, voters don’t appreciate being told their country is rubbish.
Brexiteers meet to ‘clear the air’
“The three cabinet ministers charged with delivering Britain’s exit from the European Union held a private summit to “clear the air” after weeks of leaks and simmering tensions over their respective responsibilities. On the eve of Theresa May’s return from holiday, Boris Johnson, David Davis and Liam Fox met without aides or civil servants yesterday morning on “neutral ground” in the Cabinet Office.” – The Times (£)
- Pro-Remain Sorrell joins calls for May to ‘get a move on’ with Brexit – Daily Express
- US in last-ditch bid to quash EU tax demand on Apple – FT
- Anti-EU, right-wing candidate leads Austrian presidential re-run – Daily Express
- As Brexit looms, we need Sir Humphrey more than ever – Jenny McCartney, Daily Telegraph
- French support for the EU project is crumbling, left and right – Ambrose Evans-Pritchard, Daily Telegraph
- ToryDiary: Brexit means politics
- Lee Rotherham in Comment: Unravelling the tangled web of EU policies and regulations will take time and careful planning
May orders Rudd to clamp down on non-EU migrants
“Theresa May has ordered a new crackdown on the numbers of non-EU workers and students coming into Britain in a dramatic new bid to cut sky-high immigration. Sources last night revealed the Prime Minister had charged new Home Secretary Amber Rudd with drawing up a new package of measures – across all visa routes.” – The Sun
- New visa crackdown for non-EU immigrants – The Times (£)
- Think-tank calls for automatic citizenship for EU medics – FT
- Senior advisor calls for permit system for low-skilled migrants – Daily Telegraph
- Ministers say such migrants will need visas post-Brexit – The Sun
- Prime Minister urged to focus industrial strategy on cities – FT
- ToryDiary: Regulatory reform is essential to industrial strategy
- Giles Roca in Comment: A plea for more intelligent tobacco taxation
Rafael Behr: While Labour complains, the Tories simply govern
“There is a tendency in Labour, predating Corbyn’s leadership but massively amplified by it, to map politics on an axis from stupidity to enlightenment with parallel lines on the graph showing a journey from right to left and indifference to enthusiasm. It follows that an increase in the exuberance of support for a retro-socialist candidate indicates real progress. But when you consider that most people see political fandom as a mark of eccentricity, a noisier fan club is likelier to indicate higher barriers separating the party from the rest of the country.” – The Guardian
Smith’s Brexit block dismissed as ‘poll suicide’
“Owen Smith’s threat to block the start of formal EU exit talks threatens electoral suicide, Labour figures warned last night, while Jeremy Corbyn dismissed the move as “devious”. Mr Smith pledged yesterday that under his leadership Labour would seek to stop Brexit negotiations unless the government promised another vote on the final deal.” – The Times (£)
- Challenger sparks backlash by insisting public must ‘think again’ on Brexit – Daily Mail
- Blair backs call for EU poll ‘do-over’ – The Sun
- Smith supporters claim he’s on track to win – FT
- Khan to hire ‘Night Czar’ to boost London’s 24-hour credentials – Daily Mail
- Conference could still be cancelled as union blames Corbyn – The Guardian
- The Brexit vote must stand, and Smith is wrong to say otherwise – Mary Dejevsky, The Guardian
- The Co-operative Party is not going to be an escape vehicle for moderates – Sebastian Payne, FT
- Challenger may on win, but he passed the Today test – Michael White, The Guardian
- Let the backtracking begin – The Times (£)
- ToryDiary: Cameron and Osborne defeated the Labour moderates before Corbyn did
- Henry Hill’s Red, White, and Blue column: Davidson accuses Sturgeon of distorting EU vote to sow discord
Tim Montgomerie: Brexit means a generous attitude to the EU
“It would be a huge mistake to get lost in the minutiae of a new legal relationship with the EU and fail to rise to the bigger challenge of reaching a happy, rather than punitive, settlement with European leaders. Mrs May made a good start by visiting Berlin, Bratislava, Paris, Rome and Warsaw during the earliest days of her premiership but many Europeans, understandably, are far from friendly.” – The Times (£)
McDonnell faces inquiry into ‘off the books’ aid
“John McDonnell is being investigated by parliamentary authorities over allegations that the shadow chancellor employed a left-wing aide “off the books” without declaring it. James Meadway, a former member of the Socialist Workers Party, was taken on by Mr McDonnell as a senior adviser, and his £30,000 salary was paid by the Transport Salaried Staffs’ Association (TSSA).” – The Times (£)
- Corbyn threatens Branson with rail nationalisation – The Times (£)
- Sanders denies sending Labour leader message of support – Daily Mail
- Young activists claim Corbyn can boost Labour in Scotland – The Guardian
- Leader rules out SNP coalition – Daily Telegraph
- Corbyn ‘admits lying’ over train seating – The Sun
- ‘Traingate’ has boosted leader’s re-election bid – The Guardian
- Corbynites are more like schoolkids than Trots – David Aaronovitch, The Times (£)
- The Labour leader will regret picking a fight with Sir Richard Branson – John McTernan, Daily Telegraph
>Yesterday: Rebecca Coulson’s column: Ten reflections on a Momentum rally
MPs attack web giants for abetting Islamists
“Google, Facebook and Twitter are accused by MPs of deliberately failing to stop jihadists using their sites to promote terrorism and killings. A scathing report today says the giant tech firms are putting lives at risk by allowing Islamist fanatics to radicalise the young and vulnerable by spouting hatred, extremism and murder.” – Daily Mail
- Social media ‘passing the buck’ on extremism – The Times (£)
- Turning a blind eye to terror – Daily Mail
Farage woos Trump fans
“Nigel Farage, the former leader of the UK Independence party who helped spearhead the Brexit campaign, urged Donald Trump supporters to stand up to the US political establishment, saying he would not vote for Hillary Clinton “if she paid me”. Sharing the stage with Mr Trump at a rally in Mississippi, Mr Farage said the lesson of Brexit was that “anything is possible if enough decent people are prepared to stand up against the establishment”. – FT
News in Brief:
- Five swimmers die in minutes on UK beach – The Times (£)
- ‘At least we’re not Britain’, says Sarkozy as he attacks multiculturalism – Daily Mail
- Fans continue painting post boxes gold for Olympic medallists after Royal Mail refuses – Daily Telegraph
- Colombia strikes peace deal with FARC rebels – FT
- Hundreds killed and injured in devastating Italian earthquake – The Times (£)
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