‘Policing by consent’ has never meant that of the vandal and the rioter. Today’s conflict-averse senior officers are out of step with the British tradition.
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He signals a new toughness on antisemitism…and invites a favourable comparison with Johnson over Jenrick.
Also: DUP demand clarity from Johnson over customs checks, and Abolish the Welsh Assembly get their first representative in it.
The battle to re-open state schools rages across the UK. Also: Mohammed Asghar, Conservative member of the Welsh Assembly, passed away this week.
In 2020 as in 2011, senior officers have put the well-being of rioters and vandals over the protection of public and private property. This must change.
The proposition is backed by more than a third of those prepared to say how they’d vote – including an overwhelming majority of Tories.
Johnson falls 20 points to his lowest-ever Prime Ministerial score in our latest Cabinet League Table
Overall ratings are down but the Chancellor sidesteps this trend and posts another stellar score.
For all that Downing Street sources dismissed Douglas Ross as ‘Mr Nobody’, the Prime Minister has decided to replace him with two people.
Rees-Mogg is right to defend the traditions of the House, but with a majority and years until an election there is no need to rush things.
The BBC and politics. Maitlis’ Cummings intro was out of order. And so too, in its time, was Neil’s denunciation of ISIS.
As one side becomes more sensitive to perceived breaches of neutrality, the other becomes less willing or able to accept when it has erred.
By deflecting attention from their own record, the row is a huge gift for the SNP – and the stakes are much higher than the 2021 elections.
The Party is keen to keep a lid on the issue ahead of next year’s Welsh elections, but disaffected activists and challenger parties are putting it on the agenda.
Also: Welsh Government abandons separate testing app to join UK-run scheme; Gove tries to downplay the Irish Sea border.
It isn’t justification enough that obesity exacerbates the virus if any realistic timeline for slimming the nation is longer than the pandemic.
Ministers’ efforts to get schools and businesses to re-open won’t be helped if MPs are visibly unwilling to return to Westminster.