Commonwealth members include some largest and richest countries plus some of the smallest and least developed – all can share in greater prosperity.
James Cartlidge: The devastating truth at the heart of the NICs row. We’re palming difficult decisions off on the next generation.
We may be rowing back to defend one promise. But another more fundamental promise to the future is actually at stake.
Jeremy Hunt: This week’s Budget delivered for the NHS, social care – and the vulnerable people who depend on both
I am determined to see our health service offer the safest, highest quality care anywhere in the world.
It highlights primarily the increasingly difficulty capital-U Unionism faces appealing to a more diverse, less tribal Northern Ireland.
David Gauke: This is a Budget for resilience, skills and fairness – and our changes to NICs are fair
Self-employed people earning less than £15,900 a year will still see a reduction in their NICs bill, and also benefit from the increased income tax personal allowance.
Andy Cook: Why our culture must change if today’s Budget changes for technical education are to work
Real change won’t happen until until technical courses gain equal esteem to academic ones.
Syed Kamall: Grammars? Academies? Call them what you like, modern selective schools are a winning formula
As long as their priority is social mobility, we should cheer on Hammond and May.
We must find more local authority spaces for unaccompanied child refugees.
The ethical teachings of FH Bradley are the ideal starting point for rediscovering the social dimension of Conservatism.
Robin Walker: Let’s keep the Brexit Bill simple – and not mess with the mandate the people have given us
It is clear that some peers are not so much focused on Parliamentary sovereignty as on finding a backdoor way to thwart and reverse the referendum result.
The committee of which I’m a member recommends that the Government unilaterally commit to safeguard their rights. But this amendment does nothing to help.
Our bilateral relationship is at its most strained since the end of the Cold War. But we should try none the less to work with the country on as many levels as possible.
The Government appears bumbling, directionless and out-of-ideas before Article 50 has even been triggered.
If there is one lesson we learnt from the EU referendum last year, it is that people are crying out for more control over their lives.
Andy Street is the right candidate in the right place at the right time.