The Government’s planning proposals haven’t even gone out to consultation yet – and everyone knows that the current system’s broken.
David Gauke: Chesham and Amersham. Yes, a realignment is taking place in British politics. But it is likely to happen slowly.
Plus: Why Johnson will end lockdown in July, but is to blame for maintaining it. And: Labour. Seen as too anti-Semitic in some places… not enough in others.
Plus: Biden was the adult in the room at the G7. And: Why I support mandatory vaccinations for care home workers.
Henry Hill: If Wales is last to unlock, will Welsh business pay the price for our disjointed approach to Covid-19?
When the rules are set in Cardiff Bay and the tab is picked up in London, there are lots of cracks to fall through.
Emily Carver: Many scoffed at the claim it will be hard to regain our freedoms. Yet Ministers show no sign of handing them back.
If vaccinating the most vulnerable won’t allow us to get back to life as normal, what will?
Robert Halfon: Covid has exacerbated educational inequalities. Schools need more autonomy to level up outcomes.
They should be held accountable for bettering the academic progress of the most deprived students.
They are at the heart of my plan to create skills, and opportunities across the region, as well as 35,000 jobs.
It won’t be sufficient to cover the costs just for the lowest income voters – most voters will need environmentally sustainable options to be heavily subsided.
It would be easy to write off the attitude of both as ‘only little earthlings pay taxes’, but the current taxation system allows them to get away with it.
Iain Dale: Cummings. Why bother giving seven hours of testimony – but not then provide supporting evidence?
Plus: I am seriously considering stepping back from Twitter. And: the play you must see.
Poots has purged Foster’s old team and nominated an ex-spad as First Minister. These do not suggest confidence.
Garvan Walshe: So you want Islamists kept out of government? Well, I’ve news for you. They’re going into it. In Israel.
Muftis in suits will work with securalists, leftists with rightists – and generals. This strange alliance is united by one thing only: a loathing of Netanyahu.
Daniel Hannan: A Levelling Up Fund will not, on its own, turn Sunderland into Singapore. Localism will take us closer, though.
We left the EU precisely to take back control. Having repatriated power, we mustn’t leave it in the hands of Whitehall functionaries.
Here’s a list of five of the most shocking and revealing disclosures.
Asked who is to “blame” for children falling behind, most parents blame “the pandemic” rather than the Government.