Also: Jones wants to turn Britain into a ‘mini-EU’; Ulster goes to the polls tomorrow; and Khan lands himself in hot water with Scottish nationalists.
Andrew Kennedy: Our findings on whether the mass of new Party members who joined post-referendum will renew
63 per cent say yes, 23 per cent say no – but the response rate to our survey suggests that the first figure will turn out to be lower.
When was the last time you answered your landline? Actually, when was the last time you talked to anyone on the phone at all – out of preference?
James Frayne: After Copeland, May should plan to cull posh southern Ministers – and promote northerners
Voters in seats outside London and the South-East need to be forced to think about the Tories in a different way.
The benefits of a secure, stable and loving family are are even more important for military personnel than for the rest of us.
Nicky Morgan: A bedrock Conservative belief – that we mustn’t wait for the state to act before doing so ourselves
How I saw civil society at work recently in Israel, across the religious and ethnic divide, and am helping to build it up in Loughborough.
Plus: Labour goes all Smethwick in Copeland. And: Sky News dumbs down at breakfast.
Ministers and their advisers can actually focus on their executive function, rather than incessant communication and rebuttal.
They have the capacity to make a larger contribution to Europe’s defence. They should do so.
Also: Merkel ally threatens ‘divide and rule’ approach to Ulster; SNP put far-right extremist on candidates list; Labour expel members fighting Northern Irish election; and more.
Alex Morton: Here’s a radical but workable plan for the Budget. Trade off simplified tax reliefs for lower marginal rates.
He could commit to some tangible metrics – i.e: reducing the tax code in length by 25 per cent by 2019, or pledging to abolish three taxes in each budget.
James Frayne: The public aren’t political geeks, but Blair is wrong to say they weren’t informed on the EU
We were lectured by most of the leading politicians of the day, huge numbers of economists and businesspeople, and the leader of the Free World.
They will debate. They may even ask the Commons to look again. But the Bill will pass.
Nadhim Zahawi: Britain stands on the brink of a new global future. Let’s lead the way to a malaria-free world.
Phenomenal progress has been made to halt and begin to reverse its spread. Sustaining our efforts now is vital.
Iain Dale: Gove was focused on changing prisons for the better. Truss seems focused instead on trying to gain headlines.
Plus: Unemployment is down. Productivity is up. Wages are up. Despite Brexit. Despite Brexit. Despite Brexit…