Even in an age of austerity, government has plenty of power and assets, which it could on a small-scale, experimental basis transfer to the control of community groups.
At each turn to date, they have decided that the best shouldn’t be the enemy of the good. Which suggests that they won’t vote against any heads of agreement – however imperfect.
It’s time for us to acknowledge that it is a response to our own failures – and to listen to voters who are opting for it.
We need to renew that belief, that self-belief, and that optimism – about people, about society, about freedom and about human life – more than ever.
The failure to confront anti-semitism within the Labour Party has led to a total breakdown of trust.
Easter approaches. And here is Rees-Mogg on suffering, abortion, the Tridentine Mass, faith and politics…and why Brexiteer MPs won’t roll over on a final EU deal.
We must keep asking: ‘what’s the right level to pursue social repair?’ The nation is too large; the individual is too small. The community remains the right place.
Large companies should be required to offer paternity leave on the same basis as maternity leave. Families should have the choice of who should stay home.
If a new tax is not to be posited as the answer to each new problem, Conservatives must start thinking about new ways of controlling the rise in spending.
There is a suspicion that the Government wants to talk about other things – and a significant amount of attention is of course already being consumed by Brexit.
We should not allow ourselves, in the next phase of negotiations, to be drawn into further migration concessions in exchange for trade concessions.
Lavish campaign spending does not guarantee electoral success. If it did, Brexit wouldn’t be happening. And Theresa May would now have a majority.
Prejudice against Israelis is often a gateway to prejudice against Jews in general, as seen in the spike of anti-Semitic incidents after the 2014 Israel-Gaza conflict.
Both leading EU states and the US are following the Prime Minister’s lead on Russia.
These two MPs have not found, at the first attempt, the sort of language that will appeal to the unconverted. But nor did David Cameron.