Are we being manipulated so that we accept, in due course, a smaller (but still very large) Brexit bill as a “good deal”?
Mark Lehain: Cutting the Free School programme would be short-sighted, damaging to standards, and un-Conservative
Free schools are changing lives for the better, and have proved popular despite the early naysaying. Greening must shut down talk of scrapping the policy.
Matthew Offord: Enough sychophants. Enough time-servers. Enough of this CCHQ farce. Why I am standing for the Party Board.
Many of us were denied access to VoteSource, literature and printing resources – and we all had to wait for ever for CCHQ to ‘approve’ any and every statement printed.
Zac Goldsmith: Why I seek to become Chair of the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Select Committee
Brexit brings unique challenges and opportunities. And my background in campaigning on environmental issues equips me for the job.
I voted Leave because I felt it would present chances to do things better. This is just such a chance.
Plans to make rehabilitation the primary legal purpose of the system seem to have been dropped after the general election.
A sudden, retroactive change in how ‘sleep-in’ shifts are classified risks driving many providers out of business.
Kieron O’Hara: Seven ways to reach younger voters. Including, as May is doing today, reaching out to other parties.
If the Conservatives spoke a progressive alliance, and meant it, they might be able to make some progress – and break down virulent anti-Toryism.
Gary Streeter: A message to fellow Tory MPs. Let’s unite, stick together – and play this Parliament long
Here are four rules to guide us all through the next few years, including: don’t die unless you have a majority of over 25,000.
The row over the DUP fits into a long and inglorious tradition of mainland approbation towards, and ignorance of, Ulster Unionists.
Henry Newman: If the EU can strike a free trade, customs-friendly deal with Japan, why not with Britain too?
The Union has already signed up to an FTA) with Canada. Surely we should be able to agree a similar deal for the UK – if not one substantially deeper.
No more foreign funding of extremism. No more self-appointed “community” intermediaries. No more pretence that it’s all about cyberspace.
This is because in order to maximise opportunities, we must have control over our tariff schedules and our domestic regulation.
EU leaders are caught between the Islamic Republic’s atrocious record and the allure of its oil. We must take a stronger stance.
Half of all food bank users are disabled, and we know that appropriate, secure, properly-paid work is the best route out of poverty.