It isn’t necessary to be one of his supporters to believe that it is time for Wiltshire Police to put up or shut up.
Even when the question is properly specified, they offer voters a binary choice without any consideration of the consequences that potentially flow.
Rory Stewart: Three reasons why we won Copeland. Theresa May, Trudy Harrison – and Labour’s long failure to deliver
After 75 years of the latter’s strategy, most people in Copeland faced a choice of either working for the nuclear industry or being without a job.
Trudy Harrison’s win marks the first by-election gain by a governing party since the Conservatives gained Mitcham and Morden in 1982.
The scheme I propose would do no more than blow away a small cloud, but this at least would show that something can be done to change the weather.
Problems that it may cause our nearest and closest neighbour would also be problems for us.
The Communities Secretary has faced some opportunistic criticism of late, but ever since he joined Parliament he’s been tirelessly on the side of businesses.
They have the capacity to make a larger contribution to Europe’s defence. They should do so.
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The reality is that most of it will be concentrated on pupils older than 16 – whatever the best age may be at which to select.
Binita Mehta-Parmar: Citizenship ceremonies at the Cup Final – and a new migration model for Post-Brexit Britain.
Modern Britain’s new report, released today, proposes increasing the number of highly-skilled migrants while significantly reducing low-skilled immigration.
Alex Morton: Here’s a radical but workable plan for the Budget. Trade off simplified tax reliefs for lower marginal rates.
He could commit to some tangible metrics – i.e: reducing the tax code in length by 25 per cent by 2019, or pledging to abolish three taxes in each budget.
The situation is volatile, but on balance it is more likely that Labour will hang on, and that Paul Nuttall will be the first victim of Thursday’s by-election.
We need higher skill apprenticeships, a maths requirement at 16-19, and the GCSE level of English and maths to be a prerequisite for Further and Higher Education.
The tie-up may appeal to the French company more from the perspective of neutralising a rival and preventing it falling into, say, Chinese hands than any wider synergy.