You might think, for instance, that adultery is always wrong, too, but feel that it should not be the state’s business to police it.
Do they become the party of the provincial working class and lower middle class? Or do they fight to maintain their status as the party of the affluent middle class?
Iain Duncan Smith: There is a solution to the concerns of those criticising the EU Withdrawal Bill’s new powers
The Government could allay fears and bring consensus by appointing an external advisory committee to scrutinise how the powers are used.
Nicky Morgan: If voters don’t trust Conservative values, they won’t vote for Conservative candidates
I believe that a discussion about values could be key to addressing much of the unhappiness which triggered the referendum result.
Ashley Fox: The UK’s negotiators have the freedom to innovate and compromise, but Barnier’s hands are tied
The famous photo of the EU’s negotiator sitting with a pile of papers was misinterpreted. Those were the order that limit his scope.
Iain Dale: Abortion, same-sex marriage, and Rees-Mogg. He would be a brilliant Speaker. But I fear he has now blown it.
Plus: Cable, the Saudis, arms – and hypocrisy. MPs, the EU Withdrawal Bill, Henry VIII clauses – and hypocrisy. And: on a different note, why isn’t Zahawi a Minister?
This could be a rare area where the President and Republican legislators are united in pursuit of a common goal.
The policy of preventing Pyongyang becoming a nuclear state has failed. We must now shift to protecting others from that new reality.
Alex Morton: Identity politics is wrong – and bad for Tories, too. So if May is staking a revival on it, her difficulties will deepen.
The idea that all groups should have the same outcomes is just an update of the old socialist idea of equality of outcome – ignoring the choices that individuals make.
Christopher Howarth: The European Union (Withdrawal) Bill is necessary – and ultimately uncontroversial
But don’t expect that to stop the commentariat, or the Opposition, trying to manufacture some kind of row, even if only for show.
Between 1997 and 2005, public sector spending rose from £336 billion to £517 billion a year. But its output has increased little, so its productivity has fallen dramatically.
In an era when it is harder for young people to buy a house, or even just to pay rent, it makes sense to direct more help to them than older people who already have one.
Plus: investment increasing, Heseltine declining. Listen to Farage – especially if you disagree with him. And: Activate sounds like dermatological face cream.
The underlying motive for this tradition, though now often dressed up in quasi-medical language, is as much aesthetic as sanitary.
There are better ways to spend money on education than on tax breaks for very expensive profit-making institutions.