Potemkin legislation

There is a mismatch between Government announcements and Commons realities. It cannot attempt reforms without risking them being amended out of recognition.

Anger

Amidst verbal and actual violence, it is tempting to seek to shut down, say, Farage or Lammy altogether. But politics without anger would be impossible – and undesirable.

Screwing Scruton

His sacking is more evidence, were it needed, of the tensions that tear at the Tory coalition – and threaten to render it unsustainable.