The world would see it for a ransom, whatever the technicalities. And think what Tehran’s terror-exporting regime would do with that cash.
The Moggcast: The Paterson aftermath. Rees-Mogg backs extending the Right of Recall – by making it “broader and higher”.
“Safeseat-itis” is a problem, he says – suggesting that the Conservatives could use open primaries with constituency-wide postal ballots.
The importance of competitive taxes cannot be understated. And retaining high standards is not incompatible with growth.
Sanjoy Sen: Don’t blame India for the compromise at COP26. It can’t risk plunging millions into poverty.
It has realistic alternatives to coal: the challenge is how to get there. It’s one that the UK can help to meet.
Russian aggression in Eastern Europe. And a bomb in Liverpool. China isn’t the only threat to our security.
Those who want to project force in the Pacific must explain how it would be consistent with maintaining our strength at home and nearer abroad.
We need a mid-term review that is honest about the after-effects of Covid – and where we now find ourselves.
We’re closer to a greener, cleaner, safer planet, but the real success of the summit will only be determined in the years ahead.
Until we see the EU’s offer, we have no way of telling if there has been a breakthrough, a capitulation, or a bluff.
Green arguments against having children seem pointless when economic conditions have made it near impossible.
A problem throughout is that he was there, but is too well-behaved to tell us what he heard.
The Chancellor is reminding Tory MPs that, were anything to happen to the Prime Minister, a different kind of leadership would be available.
Sarah Ingham: In these woke-not-bloke days, the military’s main mission is being increasingly overlooked
Those in power seem to actively dislike the culture which has made Britain’s forces globally respected.
We need to do more to improve maths and data skills in the country; new funding will help the Government achieve that.
To deliver on prisoner rehabilitation, Raab needs the same as every other Minister. A little help from Downing Street.
But prisons policy won’t gain more priority from politicians without doing so from the rest of us.
Interview with Tobias Ellwood: Johnson lacks “serious expertise, people with political acumen, over in the Number 10 machine”
The row over the Northern Ireland Protocol must not be allowed to poison co-operation with our continental partners on defence against Russia.