Also: Unionists accuse Sinn Fein of ‘ploy’ over talks; prominent Cybernat arrested; Ulster court throws out gay marriage case; and more.
Many more may gain, but there are those who are understandably aggrieved nonetheless.
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My Campaign for Fairer Gambling will continue to press for stakes to be capped at £2.
The American President got elected by infuriating the liberals, but is incapable of governing by the same means.
Alex Morton: Of course it’s hard to escape a would-be superstate. The very difficulty demonstrates why we’re leaving.
May should make a virtue of the complexity.
Renationalisation would cost a fortune, fail to address over-crowding, and leave passengers even more vulnerable to cynical strike action.
David Lidington: Mutual recognition of UK and EU courts would show that both sides are putting citizens first
After we leave the EU, there will still be cross-border disputes that individuals and businesses need to settle.
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Their proposal to reduce stakes would harm workers, the Exchequer, and sports.
Cambridge University Press is just the latest institution to regret sacrificing fundamental principles in return for Chinese business.
Charismatic, Oxbridge-educated, hailed as the man of destiny – is it too late for Johnson to learn from Portillo’s failure?
The EU’s own court would not be an appropriate arbiter for a post-Brexit agreement. And the existence of the EFTA court shows another way is possible.
The professor, who has made a career out of evidence-based scientific analysis, has himself fallen into the trap of political hyperbole and generalisations.
The Electoral Reform Society calculates that a tiny change in votes would have given May a bare majority last spring. But how much difference would this have made?
He was excoriated for ramping up tensions over North Korea rather than cooling them down. But his aggression seems, for the moment at least, to be paying off.
Values give real power to people – not symbols. Of all the issues that we face, is this truly one that our Prime Minister should be focusing on?
An unanticipated surge Labour support shouldn’t lead us to lose sight of the possibility of a long term shift in working class support towards our party.
“I got us into this mess, and I’m going to get her out”, she told MPs earlier this summer. She should say so directly to Party members this autumn.
Chloe Smith: My experience as a disabled person of Access to Work. What it does right. And how it could do better.
Making the scheme more accessible and user-friendly would help, as would supporting unpaid internships, work experience placements and volunteering.
John Blake: This week, A-levels. Next, GCSEs. Now we need to know what the next Tory education reforms will be.
It should focus on improving vocational training for people who are not going to university – and on getting primary as well as secondary education right.
Ulster citizens deserve the same marriage rights as their fellow Britons. But a recent bid to secure them through the courts was wrong.
By discussing a sensitive topic in Muslim communities, you do not give oxygen to racists. You cut off their supply.
The famous four-year ban on benefits was watered down to homeopathic proportions during the EU negotiation. Leaving will allow for the real thing.
Davis: The ECJ is not ‘necessary or appropriate’
‘The Brexit Secretary will declare that Britain ‘will take back control of its laws’ as the judges in Luxembourg will no longer have supremacy over the country’s courts. But Mr Davis last night faced accusations of a ‘climbdown’ as he will stop short of demanding a completely clean break from the European Court of Justice. In the latest in a series of papers setting out Britain’s negotiating position, he will reject the European Commission’s call for the rights of EU citizens living in Britain to be enforced by the ECJ following the country’s departure. Mr Davis will make clear ‘it is not necessary or appropriate for the European Court of Justice to have direct jurisdiction over a non-member state’ and say ‘such an arrangement would be unprecedented’. The Brexit Secretary will, however, leave open the door to the ECJ having some influence on our laws, saying British judges will have the option of taking account of judgments made at the court in Luxembourg.’ – Daily Mail
- Lib Dems claim the position paper is a ‘climb-down’ – The Times
- The Government is right, the ECJ is completely unacceptable – The Sun Says
- EU citizens in Britain must live under British law – Daily Telegraph Leader
- Are Brexiteers ready for what could replace it? – Rupert Myers, Daily Telegraph
- Raab: the UK will keep ‘half an eye’ on EU law, but will not follow it – The Guardian
- Why the EFTA court model could still be controversial – FT
- Baroness Hale suggests ministers should have a role in selecting Supreme Court judges – The Times
>Today: Alex Morton’s column: Of course it’s hard to escape a would-be superstate. The very difficulty demonstrates why we’re leaving.
>Yesterday: David Lidington on Comment: Mutual recognition of UK and EU courts would show that both sides are putting citizens first
Non-EU immigration likely to stay above 150,000 a year
‘Mass immigration from outside Europe is ‘unlikely to fall significantly’ unless ministers introduce tough new measures, a report warns today. The scope to tackle migration from non-EU nationals will be limited unless the Government takes ‘further and determined action’, according to a respected think-tank. MigrationWatch said net migration from outside the Brussels bloc – those people arriving minus those leaving – was likely to run at 155,000 a year until 2021. That would be the equivalent of more than the population of Slough – 146,000 – arriving from the rest of the world every 12 months for the next five years. It currently stands at 175,000.’ – Daily Mail
- What’s the plan, Home Secretary? – The Sun Says
Surprise surplus in July
‘The national debt shrank last month thanks to the first July surplus for 15 years, giving the chancellor a boost as he prepares for his first autumn budget. The state raised £200 million more in tax than it spent, confounding economists who had forecast borrowing to rise from £308 million last July to as much as £1.5 billion. The figures could provide Philip Hammond with an opportunity to lift austerity. Since June’s election, pressure has been mounting for an end to the public sector pay cap and more investment in areas such as housing. George Osborne, the former chancellor, urged his successor to invest in rail links in the north of England.’ – The Times
- New deal to export red London buses – The Sun
- Hammond urged to save businesses from ‘staircase tax’ – The Sun
- Business rates review will spark anger – Alan Cochrane, Daily Telegraph
Grayling tells political leaders in the North to ‘step up’ to improve transport
‘The north of England should take responsibility for improving its poor rail links, the transport secretary has said as he rejected claims that plans for a high-speed line between Liverpool and Hull had been abandoned. Chris Grayling told politicians and business leaders in the region to “step up” and deliver better roads and railways with money already provided by government. He said Labour MPs were wrong to cast doubts on plans for a new trans-Pennine line, known as HS3 or Northern Powerhouse Rail. In a speech today Theresa May is expected to address the proposals and the wider Northern Powerhouse project, which has slipped down the government’s agenda since the prime minister sacked George Osborne, who had championed it as chancellor. Andy Burnham, the Labour mayor of Greater Manchester, wrote on Twitter: “[We] need better than this from the transport secretary. We are ready to play our part. But can’t solve without serious backing from government.”’ – The Times
- Ailing infrastructure can no longer be ignored – FT Leader
- We must increase investment in our future – Jeremy Warner, Daily Telegraph
- May hits back at critics over Northern Powerhouse – FT
- How long must we wait? – Andy Burnham, The Guardian
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