It would take a political genius of Mount Rushmore proportions to restore civic peace to America and Biden, for all his good qualities, isn’t one.
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Universal Credit, overseas aid, empowering judges, tax rises. There’s more to yesterday’s rebellion than six backbenchers.
Has today’s generation of Conservative MPs the appetite for the tax and spending discipline that must underpin any operable government?
There’s a case for empowering our courts to make a genocide ruling over the Uighars. But not for giving them a veto on trade deals in doing so.
WPI Economics, which has been crunching numbers for the first, has also taken an interest in the second.
Until Ministers have a clear direction in which to steer the ship of anti-poverty policy, they will be at the mercy of the passengers.
Baker writes that Johnson could face a leadership challenge; tweets later that “Boris is the only person to lead us out of these difficulties.”
When the virus eventually recedes, the just-about-managing will demand their place in the sun.
You’re either for Trump or against him. The Republicans can’t avoid a choice. And it’s best made now.
If an unpleasant medical procedure becomes unavoidable, it’s nearly always best not to put it off. Pence should seek to move the 25th amendment.
Trump, Parler, bias, free speech, incitement – and regulation. Beware of the cure being worse than the disease.
State action to regulate social media is unproblematic in principle, but deeply problematic in practice – and the law of unintended consequences applies.
This survey finding is unsurprising but, since the change will apparently require legislation, it’s important to record it.
The short sharp shuffle. Sharma takes on COP26 full-time. Kwarteng steps up a rung to become Business Secretary.
This minimalist manoeuvre, carried out in graveyard news time, suggests that a bigger reshuffle has been postponed until the other side of the year.
Auto-rant, bullshit and self-pity. The conspiracists who stormed the senate. And their right-wing equivalents here.
We feel the power of American culture in Britain – and the shock-jockery, coat-trailing, and oppositional mindset that comes with it.
The tellers for the Noes were Christopher Chope and Chris Green. The last major Tory rebellion against Government Covid policy was 53 strong.
The sense that he hates the whole business is helping to carry him through it – for all the mistakes that have been made.
Covid, schools and vaccination. What importance do we really give to the prospects of the next generation?
Prioritising teachers in the queue, as more school closures and tougher lockdowns loom, offers a potential way forward.