The potential voters exist to turn UKIP into a permanent feature of British politics – but as a national democratic party, not a Thatcherite or libertarian one.
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Sweepingly-worded legislation passes power from elected leaders to unaccountable judges and the pressure groups whose cases they preside over.
Also: Lib Dems duck joined-up grant reform by just giving Wales more money; anti-Israel petition for resignation of Glagow’s Tory councillor over flag tweet.
Resolving the West Lothian Question whilst defending ‘British’ government will be one of the great challenges of the next Parliament.
Also: Villiers’ proposal on parades dispute ‘sunk’ by nationalists; new complaints regulator needed to combat NHS ‘defensiveness’ in Wales.
Cameron’s call to NATO leaders flies in the face of two decades of shrinking armies and a waning will to use them. If he wants to reverse them, he must lead by example.
Also: Welsh Tory leader denies blackmail ‘cover up’; Sinn Fein accused of intimidating businesses over Gaza; and Ann Clwyd reconsiders retirement.
Also: PM stands by attacks on Cardiff government in visit to Royal Welsh Show; and Scottish businesses urged to make plans for rUK.
Of a debate widely acknowledged for its thoughtfulness, breadth and rigour, these contributions can offer only a small snapshot.
Michael Gove’s sacking – or betrayal, perhaps – has many parallels with Thatcher’s. His supporters must resist the urge to repeat her mistakes.
Also: Stormont flirts with disaster over budget deadlock; ‘Help to Buy’ sees Scotland run out of bricks; and BBC staff plan Commonwealth Games strike.
Also: Violence hangs over Orange Order on both sides of the water as Twelfth looms; and Welsh Labour face familiar rebellion over all-women shortlists.
The fury over Kendall Jones belies the valuable role that regulated hunting plays in conserving endangered species and undermining the illegal ivory trade.
Also: Nationalist conspiracy theorists target Armed Forces Day and the BBC as ground is laid for ‘establishment stitch-up’ narrative.
Also: Race equality campaigner quits Scottish Labour over ‘nepotistic’ candidate selection; and co-founder claims NI21 should be ‘put down’.