The abuses at the heart of the hacking scandal were already illegal. A state regulator would only allow those running it to pursue punitive agendas against legal activity.
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A botched renewable energy scheme looks set to cost taxpayers hundreds of millions of pounds, and an ex-colleague has alleged a cover-up.
There’s a whiff of the apocalypse in reports from Labour’s karaoke party on Tuesday night. Are old songs all the moderates can offer?
Beneath the headlines the Scottish Secretary’s statements were entirely consistent with the Prime Minister’s muscularly unionist approach.
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Theresa May edges out Ruth Davidson for the top spot for only the second time, and there is a general rise in positive feeling about most ministers.
Also: Mundell calls for devolution within Scotland; and Hammond praises the Ulster economy.
Lord Howard and Charles Moore cross swords with Lord Hope and Joshua Rosenberg on the changing role of our courts and the criticism it brings.
Extending the window from five years to ten would preserve the benefits whilst removing the threat of a legislative “cliff edge”.
Also: Demands for probe into expenses of SNP MPs as costs soar; economist says Wales no longer ‘significantly underfunded’; and more.
Die-hard Remainers have a clear strategy. The Prime Minister must move swiftly and decisively to defeat it.
Also: Tories pick up two Aberdeen council seats; Jones demands single market access trump freedom of movement; and SNP defeated on controversial football law.
Whether or not May wants an early election is beside the point: recent events illustrate why governments shouldn’t be imprisoned in office.
It flows from the Crown-in-Parliament, so support for it is entirely compatible with advocating Parliamentary sovereignty.