The way equalities law applies to “philosophical belief” has created a messy courtroom battleground for all sorts of angry fringe groups to seek protection.
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Mark Wallace has been ConservativeHome's Executive Editor since May 2013. He has previously worked as Campaign Director for the TaxPayers' Alliance, Head of Media Relations for the Institute of Directors and as a communications consultant to various major UK companies.Follow @
The project is already well over its original price. Some dream of abandoning it.
We know more today than we did yesterday – and we aim to know still more tomorrow.
It wouldn’t be a “sin tax”, it would be a tax penalising people for stopping smoking. The Treasury’s greed would have outweighed its logic.
Momentum has lost control of the monster it created – only Corbyn has the power to purge his movement of anti-semitism
Momentum’s leaders taught supporters to reject any criticism, and encouraged a siege mentality. Now they are under attack by their own grassroots.
Also: candidate applications are set to open in Peterborough, in preparation for a possible forthcoming by-election.
From ‘fake news’ to micro-targeting, crowd-funding to data rights, we explore the key areas of focus for an overdue review of the rules of our democracy.
The excuses have become dully predictable – we cannot allow this hatred itself to become a dully predictable party of everyday life, too.
The myth has it that there never was such a plan – in fact, DexEU had a proposal to fulfil its promise of no ‘hard border’ while still overseeing a proper customs regime.
After glacial progress in dealing with vile racists, Corbyn’s team seem remarkably swift to move against someone accused of criticising the leader.
The list presents selectors with a wide range of experience and backgrounds to whittle down to the eventual shortlist.
“Very tense”, “a sellout” – Inside the Downing Street charm offensive to try to win Conservative activists’ support for Chequers
Conservative Association Chairmen reveal what happened in yesterday’s conversations with the Prime Minister, her Chief of Staff, and the Party Chairman.
Stephen Hammond’s loss and Phillip Lee’s win. Full list of Conservatives who rebelled on Trade Bill amendments.
The presence of four Labour Leavers helped the UK to avoid a customs union – but their absence on a more minor amendment produced a Government defeat.
Grassroots rebellion – Downing Street is starting to realise the scale of Tory opposition to the Chequers plan
Having begun with an apparent assumption that Conservative members would simply swallow what they were given, May’s team is now forced to make up lost ground.
‘…the Brexit White Paper will inevitably put me in direct conflict with the views expressed by a large section of my constituents….’