Never underestimate the power of Labour. Its message of helping the underdog and the poor is enduring, still popular and extremely potent.
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Robert Halfon: The Government was wise to give way to Rashford. Now let him head up the Social Mobility Commission.
Plus: vision from the top for left-behind pupils, a National Education Broadcasting Service, and Alan Turing summer schools.
Robert Halfon: There must be no tax rises for lower income voters to help meet the costs of the virus
No fuel duty rises, self-employed taxes, income tax rises, more taxes on food and drink – and the like.
Plus: Don’t force MPs who are sick or shielding back to Parliament, Jacob. And: let’s divert aid money to seek a vaccine.
Robert Halfon: Let’s not risk ending lockdown, the virus then claiming yet more victims – and having to impose shutdown all over again
I just think that it is better to be cautious for a few weeks more, be clear that we are over it, and are not risking a second wave now, or during the winter.
Robert Halfon: If we stay in this shutdown beyond the end of May, it won’t be a threat to our liberty, but the safeguarding of our lives
If police officers are shouting at people with loudhailers and disbanding picnickers in local parks, then, good.
Plus: And a Coronavirus Social Justice Minister. Give thanks for Starmer. And: it’s time for a Virtual Parliament.
Whether moderate right Conservative, or moderate left, austerity is dead, and this new age will be with us for a long time to come.
Plus: As of writing, I’ve had hardly any communications at all from constituents about the Coronavirus.
Plus: More Ronseal, please. And: If the Treasury wants to flick multiple V-signs at blue collar voters, it will put up fuel duty.
Plus: Is a stronger Labour Leader better for the Conservatives? And: Amazing Amazon advertising.
We must explain the reasons for doing what we do – not just say what we do. Plus: ladders, CCHQ’s proposed move..and back to Education.
I have lost count as to how many Tories I have recently met who assume that we will be in power for the next ten to fifteen years. That worries me.
As the Prime Minister said, many people have lent us their vote, and they won’t be so generous next time if we get it wrong.
Plus: The disaster zone is in the way that children with special educational needs are educated.