The Opposition also won’t trust 16- and 17-year-olds to attend unless “accompanied by an adult guardian”, but simultaneously wants to give them the vote.
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After five different Secretaries of State in just over three years, the Ministry of Justice needs stability to take on a crucial task.
The finely-balanced votes on the Withdrawal Bill amendments come down to how many Labour MPs will abstain
With the Bill expected to return in the week of 11th June, the Government is weighing up which amendments must be fought and which could be defeated.
Their solution to the unpopularity of Corbyn’s views is to avoid providing detail. But how can they debate and develop with new ideas while remaining tight-lipped?
Watson et al lost today, but they will inevitably return. The Government should honour its pledge to delete the preferred weapon against free expression.
Handouts to 25-year-olds won’t solve the housing crisis, still less the wider issue of generational unfairness
The Resolution Foundation’s new report is a serious piece of work, but its proposals to improve social care funding also bring political problems.
The Conservative campaign machine has upped its game – but the loss of activists’ trust in the central Party is taking time to repair
Some local campaigns printed off full duplicates of their canvassing data, in case CCHQ repeated last year’s trick of selectively turning off VoteSource.
The new Home Secretary dually offends the twisted illogic of identity politics, and many of Corbyn’s followers hate him for it.
“I very much look forward to working alongside you again when you are back to full health,” the Prime Minister wrote when he stood down in January. And here he is.
The Scottish Conservative leader has announced she is expecting her first child in the Autumn.
It’s understandable to seek out any hints of better news – but there is no benefit in getting overly optimistic too early.
Exclusive: Labour council candidate attacks #EnoughIsEnough protests as “Tories after jewish money” and not “real Jews”
Themba Msika, who fought a recent by-election for Labour, also claimed concerns about anti-semitism were “smears” intended to influence the local elections.
Remarkably, sometimes these inconsistent trends both exist within the same tweet – as with a recent viral clip accusing a peer of telling lies when he was in fact correct.
Is the Home Office blunderingly incompetent, or deliberately obstructive? Bad news: it’s a combination of both.
One or the other would be easier to solve – and politically helpful to at least somebody. As it is, our immigration system exhibits the worst of both worlds.
Full slates of Tory candidates have been achieved in the East Midlands, West Midlands, North East, South West and London (the first time in the capital since 1986).