There is plenty of evidence that married couples provide children with a major head-start in life, but this privilege is increasingly confined to the wealthy.
Matthew Barrett: Don’t be so eager to scrap the Lords, Conservative MPs. We may need it one day to check Labour tyranny.
What a farce it would be if, in attempting to secure Brexit, we booted out one of the institutions that makes us exceptional.
It’s hard to see how hearings in front of MPs and peers would address the issues raised by those concerned about judicial activism.
Mark Menzies: Banning arms sales to Saudi Arabia would harm Britain and the Middle East – including Yemen
The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia is not some sort of rogue state but a key ally of the UK. And if we don’t sell to them, our competitors will.
We sometimes forget the downside of Macmillan’s legacy – rushed housing that later cost a fortune to put right.
Dominic Raab: The taxman is going easy on the super-rich, and hard on the rest of us. Here’s how to stop him.
If we want a competitive economy and fair taxation, we need to simplify the tax code – not give HMRC arbitrary powers which invite abuse.
We should draw up plans for free trade among the nine major powers, and free movement among the Anglosphere.
It can be done, but it requires a great deal of political ambition.
The real motivation of those backing them is to bind the hands of the Government; to try to find a way to keep us in the EU; or else to delay our departure.
OECD analysis indicates that the cost of childcare as a percentage of income for a two-earner family is now the highest in the developed world.
Our university system is not producing enough at present, and the Government’s proposed reforms threaten to produce even fewer.
We have a legal and a moral duty to protect them. The President’s order feels like an attack on our shared humanity.
This move risks forfeiting British leadership in a strategic sector for no obvious benefit at all.
Too much land is left vacant, and too many developments completed slowly so as not to lower house prices. Councils need more power to take action.
In Government, Labour built on the work of George Young in doing so. Now it’s time for some cross-party co-operation in reverse.