It is a mark of his leadership that public confidence in the Metropolitan Police has increased by 8 per cent.
The Justice Secretary breaches the 30 per cent barrier as his backing rises by five points.
But the Conservative candidate for Mayor London has performed the valuable function of clarifying what can and can’t be said.
It would be much better to help as many people as possible in and around Syria, and other conflict zones.
When someone invites you to the White House Correspondents’ Dinner, you don’t say no. Here’s what happened – including Rachel Whetstone backing Leave.
A caring community makes every effort to look after its vulnerable and its victims of crime.
Almost sixty per cent believe we’ll vote Remain, despite almost exactly as many being definite Leave voters themselves.
Half of our survey Party member respondents blame Cameron and Osborne most for Tory EU referendum divisions
A fifth of them took the it’s-all-a-media-storm-in-a-teacup option.
Is it seriously only legitimate to ask such questions of a white man but not, in exactly the same terms, of a Muslim?
Young doctors have been wickedly misled by the BMA to break the Hippocratic Oath – although one in five has had the bravery to cross the picket lines.
Bullying can also involve the convolutions of the internet – fake accounts, mobile phones, texting and the dark web.
We are projected to grow to 300,000 by 2026 – making us as large as cities such as Nottingham and Cardiff.
“I didn’t insinuate anything. I said that there is a very clear problem, and I’ve given you an example of it, and you don’t seem to be taking it seriously.”
He might not get the showdown with Cameron he wants, but the former Welfare Secretary can be a powerful TV performer.
What emerges through the mists is a more-or-less standard left-wing politician, but with a sensitive nose for where the political wind will blow next.
Andrew Allison: If candidates in these elections can’t be bothered to contact me, why should I vote for any of them?
If I didn’t work full-time in politics, I wouldn’t know that this Police Commissioner poll is taking place.
On the local elections: “I’ve been touring round the country and I know it’s been a setback for us, it’s been a dreadful week.”
The policy would mean 51,000 fewer private rented homes in London – the reduction in supply will end up increasing the cost of renting.
The Labour leader’s rise has relegated the former star of the hard left to the sorry status of a fedora-clad sideshow.
It may only have suspended Ken Livingstone, but those offering Ulster voters the chance to choose a party of Government have been threatened with expulsion.
His warm words are all well and good, but they have to be backed up with action.
Ken Livingstone has been suspended for bringing the party into disrepute after saying Adolf Hitler supported Zionism.
Counter-extremism will form the heart of the Queen’s Speech
‘David Cameron is to put curbing Islamist extremism at the heart of the Queen’s Speech this month as he seeks to fend off claims that he is becoming a lame-duck prime minister. Measures to ban organisations, gag individuals and close down premises used to “promote hatred” are to be included in an Extremism Bill that will be announced on May 18…The drive will begin with the launch of an independent review of how Sharia courts are operating in Britain. Theresa May, the home secretary, who first promised last December to investigate claims of a “parallel” justice system, has now finalised its terms of reference and is expected to announce the inquiry in the next fortnight.’ – The Times (£)
- Extremists claim to have a mole in the MoD – Daily Express
- Undercover journalist infiltrates terror cell in France – Daily Mail
- ISIS and Assad colluded over Palmyra – Daily Mail
EU 1) Turkey to gain visa-free access despite not meeting Brussels’ conditions
‘Seventy-five million Turks will move a giant step closer to visa-free access to continental Europe tomorrow, even though Ankara has yet to meet a series of demands from Brussels. The European Commission will propose that Turks receive the travel concession at the start of July, a key part of the deal under which Turkey has agreed to take back all migrants entering Greece illegally. However, Turkey is yet to meet all 72 legal and political criteria set out by Brussels as a condition of the relaxed travel rules.’ – The Times (£)
- Erdogan is getting a free pass – The Times Leader (£)
- EU workers now make up 6 per cent of the UK workforce – FT
- 80 EU nationals arrested every day in London alone – Daily Mail
- The organisation only exists to become a superstate – Nigel Lawson, Daily Telegraph
- Brief released for Leave campaign adverts – Daily Mail
- £15,000 a day bill for taxpayers to keep Farage safe – The Times (£)
- ToryDiary: More than half of party members in our survey think we’ll stay in the EU
- ToryDiary: Half of our survey Party member respondents blame Cameron and Osborne most for Tory EU referendum divisions
EU 2) Mandelson: Leave campaigners ‘hate’ other countries
‘The battle lines of the EU referendum contest are being firmly established. Those campaigning to get Britain out of the EU are gradually being forced to abandon a strategy based on economic argument in favour of Nigel Farage’s long preferred dog-whistle tactics. This is now developing into a contest between the economy and immigration. But for a while, it did not look like the campaign would be fought along such predictable lines.’ – Peter Mandelson, The Guardian
- Hands: Brexit would cost 100,000 jobs – Daily Telegraph
- Blair and Clinton to team up against Brexit – The Times (£)
- Britain won’t get a better trade deal – Pascal Lamy, The Times (£)
- Darling issues ‘absurd’ £250 billion warning – Daily Mail
- Leaving will make us poorer – FT Leader
- Pro-EU MEPs claim £1 million each in five years – Daily Mail
>Today: ToryDiary: Gove tops our next party leader survey for the second month running
Tory rebels urge the Government to accept 3,000 child refugees from Europe
‘Ministers last week scuppered a bid to let in 3,000 youngsters stuck in European refugee camps. Tory rebels have vowed to push it to a Commons vote again a week today after Labour peer Alf Dubs – who was himself a child refugee – retabled the plan. One Tory rebel, Heidi Allen MP, said last night: “Tragically I’m not surprised the number is so high as a lot of these children have been hiding from the authorities. It is all the more reason why Britain must do its bit.” – The Sun (£)
- 7,000 illegal migrants smuggled onto ferries – Daily Telegraph
- Border controls must be tightened – The Sun Says (£)
>Today: Nick Timothy’s column: In the debate about child refugees, reason must overcome emotion
Gibb warns parents against school strike
‘Ministers have warned parents who take their children out of school for the nation’s first ever pupils’ strike tomorrow will harm their education. Tens of thousands of youngsters are expected to be kept away from classrooms in the revolt over seven-year-olds having to do Sats tests. Schools Minister Nick Gibb urged ringleaders to drop the plans, saying it is unfair to haul kids out even for one day.’ – The Sun (£)
- Headteachers turn a blind eye – Daily Telegraph
- When my child gets home, I wonder: what exactly is a fronted adverbial? – The Times (£)
- Cummings: Cameron is making a ‘cack-handed botch’ of academies – Daily Telegraph
- The fire in the Conservative Party is burning out of control – James Kirkup, Daily Telegraph
- Stop the Tory spats – Daily Telegraph Leader
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