George Osborne made a bogeyman of buy-to-let landlords, but making it harder and more expensive to supply rental housing is deeply counter-productive.
If the Northern Irish Office is manifestly unwilling to move towards direct rule, it has no leverage against Ulster’s recalcitrant legislators.
The simultaneous creation and collapse of a new force has been written off an establishment failure. The truth is more interesting.
Ethically and politically, defending freedom on campus is the right thing to do.
It’s good that the absurd telephone charges have been scrapped – but the bigger problem remains unresolved.
The Government should be as Ready on Day One as it can be: Deal or No Deal. To help achieve this end and reboot economic policy, Gove should go to the Treasury.
The Prime Minister’s staff need to get to work on an Elementary Economics Course for Lefties.
MPs aren’t civil servants – the starting-point for debate on whether they should have the right to maternity leave
If being an MP really was to become a job in the eyes of the law, would we want them to be state employees or self-employed – or find other options?
The Government must keep talking; be as Ready on Day One as it can be (Deal or No Deal), and resolve its position on what economic, social and regulatory model it wants Britain to follow.
Not only would many borrowers feel pain, but the Opposition might well be tempted to seize the chance to pile on the pressure.
The Defence Secretary calls on the Labour leader to reject his youth wing’s position.
Provision for No Deal is in the Conservative manifesto. A vote against it would thus be one of confidence.
It follows that any Tory MP voting with Corbyn would thus be deprived of the whip, and ineligible to stand as a Party candidate in any election that followed.
Though if May moves Philip Hammond, or seeks to, she is also likely to move Boris Johnson, or try to.
It would be prudent for that to become the presumption. Even if we do end up with a deal, infrastructure improvements will be welcome.
As an Under-Secretary of State, he will have to negotiate with the Chancellor, who is reluctant to commit large-scale resources to planning for No Deal.