Plus: I’m beating James O’Brien; Labour’s telling silence on Venezuela; and saying farewell to a friend.
Most people in both camps are interested in getting the best outcome starting from where we are. Here’s how.
Also: Veteran Welsh Labour nationalist floats party split over Brexit; rival parties joined DUP to push for no back-dating of donor transparency in Ulster; and more.
The Government should form an alliance with motorists, not raise taxes which will hike the costs of commuting, public transport, and food.
Rebecca Lowe Coulson: If gender, or even race, is a choice, what becomes of the fight against prejudice?
Much of the 20th century fight for liberation involved explaining that it was wrong to discriminate on the grounds of someone’s unchangeable nature.
Nicky Morgan: Almost a century after women won the right to vote, the battle for diversity in politics still rages
Too often, we still take our democratic rights for granted.
Plus: As I bask by a sun-illuminated swimming pool on holiday in Spain, I reflect on how the Spanish respond if you try to fiddle your water supply…
The modern state is intended to restrain those who seek a monopoly on power. Such people naturally resent it when that system works.
Individually, migrants can come to embody these values better than many on the Left who were born here. But the evidence suggests that this takes time.
“We’re badly trailing in the polls. Corbyn’s up and you’re down. You hired me to get things done and tell you how I see it. Here goes.”
Christopher Howarth: On immigration, we need no implementation, no transition post-Brexit. Just an immediate start in cutting numbers.
Big business has become too reliant on the drug of cheap labour from abroad. It should start preparing to kick the habit now.
Anyone that is focusing on themselves, who seeks to divide Cabinet or who tries to distract attention from this key task is not worthy of a seat in government.
Iain Dale: A Cabinet Minister asks “how long before we can topple her?” With May standing only three feet away.
And, separately, I interview a Prime Minister who doesn’t seem at all brow-beaten or lacking in authority, but instead appears to have recovered her MoJo.
A comparison with its neighbour, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, is stark.
Also: SNP split on path forward as Salmond plots return; Welsh Assembly to exclude monoglot English-speakers from posts; Irish leader opposed Ulster poll.