Plus: May in trouble and Rudd in danger over Windrush. Corbyn stumbles. The pound rises. Local elections loom. And: the dignity of Neville Lawrence.
The Prime Minister rejects the suggestion that Donald Trump ordered the UK to join airstrikes against the Assad regime’s chemical weapons facilities.
“This statement serves as a reminder that the Prime Minister is accountable to this Parliament – not to the whims of the US President,” he says.
The Prime Minister faces a difficult afternoon – but will be aided by the unwillingess of Tory backbenchers to line up with Jeremy Corbyn.
“We have been here before, when we have not had clear evidence about weapons of mass destruction.”
Plus: For and against bombing Syria. For Andrew Neil. Against Andrew Adonis. And: not an erection in sight.
The atrocity demands a response, but will the President favour international diplomacy or military action?
They want to know that their political leaders aren’t racist or judgemental or stuck in a 1950s parody – but they aren’t interested in hearing about these ideas primarily.
It’s time for us to acknowledge that it is a response to our own failures – and to listen to voters who are opting for it.
Both leading EU states and the US are following the Prime Minister’s lead on Russia.
If Hillary and Remain had won, using the same methods, would anyone at the Guardian or the BBC have cared a bean about Cambridge Analytica’s behaviour?
The UK can not allow Russia to believe it got away with it without serious consequences.
From the politicisation of committees and the near-deification of Corbyn to the absurd ‘fake news’ row over ‘Hatgate’, the parallels are troubling.
“Between 80,000 and 150,000 people work making steel in the US. Seventeen million are employed in industries which use steel.”
The author of the newly-published Gimson’s Prime Ministers: Brief Lives from Walpole to May reflects on what holders of the office have in common – and don’t.