When a generation that grew up online starts seeking public office, it won’t just be journalists who have a trail of unguarded comments that anyone can find.
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The Prime Minister has made the freedom to strike trade deals, so important to key allies and the membership, a cornerstone of her strategy.
His opponents have not been lax about emphasising his previous support for the regime immiserating Venezuela, but it hasn’t cut through with British voters.
Overseas development spending will never fulfil its soft-power potential if DfID is allowed to pursue what amounts to its own foreign policy.
As 2017 draws to a close, the United Kingdom is in better shape than many of its supporters had dared to hope.
Davidson and Mordaunt also score highly, whilst the Chancellor and Chief Whip both languish with negative scores.
Also: Cairns criticised over future of Swansea tidal lagoon; SNP squeeze private schools as teacher crisis deepends; and Foster ‘was not fully warned’ about RHI risks.
The MP for Sutton and Cheam will have his work cut out to reconnect the Tories to a city which some fear could become their “next Scotland”.
Both of the national parties are built around different attitudes to economic policy, and the Scottish Parliament’s new responsibilities will force tough choices on the SNP.
Also: Sargeant’s son to contest his seat at Welsh by-election; and Labour may use direct rule to align Northern Irieland with the mainland on abortion and gay marriage.
And after hitting a personal low last month, the Budget seems to have got the Chancellor (just) back into the membership’s good books.
Also: Welsh Labour abandon investigation into Sargeant as Jones faces fresh accusations; and Mundell suggests a dangerous retreat on EU powers.
Their aggressive campaign against the scandal-mired First Minister is helping to keep one of Labour’s most senior elected figures off the national chessboard.
Also: DUP gear up for enhanced role whilst working on border compromise; and Holyrood committee shows its teeth and plunges SNP policy into chaos.
As Margaret Thatcher learned, there’s a lot more involved in ensuring the widespread ownership of capital than simply handing it out.