I’m delighted that the Government is today unveiling 20 new University Enterprise Zones. These new UEZs will be based in universities right across the country.
Since 2010 the Tories have helped to drive forward transformational change – but Labour’s half-baked plan to abolish tuition fees could put it all at risk.
In the end, it may well prefer to hold out for a general election – and the likelihood of a Brexit delay – in the hope that something better turns up.
Even Monday’s one-off attack will add 20 cents to petrol prices. In the US, that will cost families an extra $18 a month at the petrol pump.
Richard Ritchie: It is futile to ask where political giants of old would have stood in today’s chaos
Over the past few decades our constitution has been so corroded that the likes of Powell, Benn, Crossman, and Foot would struggle to recognise it.
They frame the rest of our life in terms of health and prosperity. Public policy needs to catch up with this new body of evidence.
The new British Conservation Alliance will break the left-wing monopoly on environmental issues.
The criteria for new schools have been squeezed too much – children who deserve the chance of a great education are missing out as a result.
If he was alive today, Sir Henry Willink would have been an enthusiastic supporter of a comprehensive US/UK trade deal.
David Trimble: We can do better than the backstop. Why the Withdrawal Agreement breaches the terms of the Belfast Agreement.
The Commission is negotiating the terms of the UK’s withdrawal; yet the subject matter on which we are all stuck is not entirely within the jurisdiction of the EU.
He or she should be totally prejudiced in favour of Brexit, and this should overrule the usual priority of putting Parliament before the Executive.
There is not only an overwhelming moral case for supporting ex-servicemen and women, but a strong political one too.
Gareth Streeter: An intelligent spending review could halt the Liberal Democrats in their tracks in the South West
More investment in rural transport and digital infrastructure and a voice for our fisherman would make a big difference to local campaigns.
Philip Salter: Letting overseas students stay to work is right, and opens up new opportunities for our economy
Almost half of the UK’s fastest-growing startups have at least one foreign-born founder – many of whom came to the UK to study, then stayed to work.
Lord Ashcroft: My Northern Ireland polling. Six out of ten voters there accept the backstop. But only one in five Unionists do so.
More broadly, there is a lead for Irish unification of 46 per cent to 45 per cent – a statistical tie.