George Osborne made a bogeyman of buy-to-let landlords, but making it harder and more expensive to supply rental housing is deeply counter-productive.
Donor expenses incurred in the transplantation process could be reimbursed in the same way that UK egg and sperm donors are compensated.
Henry Newman: My take from Brussels this week. The EU side wants to ramp up the pressure – not wind down the talks.
There’s more than a hint in the air that they are happy to let the negotiation get sticky – and wait for capital to flee the UK and for investment to plummet.
His new thriller is readable, but lets the British Prime Minister and Establishment of 1938 off far too lightly.
The simultaneous creation and collapse of a new force has been written off an establishment failure. The truth is more interesting.
My TV omnipresence. After The News. Two wheezes from the Chancellor. Will he be fired in a reshuffle? Oh, and p.s: it could take place on Monday.
There’s a place for having a go at Corbyn – how could we not when so much of what he says is so indefensible? – but it has to be combined with our plan for a better life.
The Government should be as Ready on Day One as it can be: Deal or No Deal. To help achieve this end and reboot economic policy, Gove should go to the Treasury.
The deal won’t stop Iran’s nuclear programme for good, but it is still better than alternative, military means of non-proliferation.
Danny Stone: Conservatives are right to fight anti-semitism – but beware making it a political football
Condemnation of such bigotry in other political parties must not be reduced to partisan mudslinging.
MPs aren’t civil servants – the starting-point for debate on whether they should have the right to maternity leave
If being an MP really was to become a job in the eyes of the law, would we want them to be state employees or self-employed – or find other options?
“He is the Red Adair of the administration – the middle-order batsman who, if the openers are out cheaply, ensures that the middle order does not collapse.”
People want a new settlement, not establishment politics.
The youth vote is not one homogenous lump: more than half of school leavers won’t go to university, and won’t benefit from more generous student loan terms.
Not only would many borrowers feel pain, but the Opposition might well be tempted to seize the chance to pile on the pressure.