Plus: May’s EU trials, Labour’s EU shifts – and how Russia got there before Trump by recognising Jerusalem as Israel’s capital. Well, part of it.
Iain Dale: Trump is a warped narcissist who gives succour to racists, white supremacists and Islamophobes.
Plus: Englishness in Norwich. Remainer complaints everywhere. And: Noel Gallagher, political philosopher, gives his view of Corbyn.
That’s what Sarah Wollaston suggested on my show this week. Plus: my prison visit, sticking by your friends…and sticking with spending control in the Budget.
Plus: How many letters has Brady had? The tragedy of the death of Carl Sargeant. And: introducing my new podcast with Jacqui Smith.
Plus: What it was like being gay and a Tory – and being sexually assaulted in the “Brief Encounter” – during the vanished world of the 1990s.
If any Tory MP is so flaky as to think that a cough ought to deprive May of the leadership, it says a lot more about them than it does about her.
Iain Dale: Pull yourselves together, Johnson, Hammond – the whole squabbling lot of you. Or we’ll have Corbyn in Downing Street.
Plus: The Labour leader’s other Brighton speech: “It was a full-blown Marxist rant. Put up taxes. Employers are evil. You know the sort of thing. They lapped it up.”
Iain Dale: As May speaks in Florence, I’m here in Berlin – watching Merkel preparing her own return to office
Plus: Osborne’s regrets, vintage Heseltine – and, after Germany, to Brighton, for what is claimed to be the biggest conference Labour has ever held.
Iain Dale: Feel for the Grenfell judge. Nothing he could say or do would appease those who claim to speak for the victims.
Plus: I miss the Liberal Democrat conference. I miss the beards. I miss the sandals. I miss being asked for a discount on a 50p postcard…
Iain Dale: Abortion, same-sex marriage, and Rees-Mogg. He would be a brilliant Speaker. But I fear he has now blown it.
Plus: Cable, the Saudis, arms – and hypocrisy. MPs, the EU Withdrawal Bill, Henry VIII clauses – and hypocrisy. And: on a different note, why isn’t Zahawi a Minister?
Plus: investment increasing, Heseltine declining. Listen to Farage – especially if you disagree with him. And: Activate sounds like dermatological face cream.
Plus: Nigel Farage steps into my shoes; life after gangs; and the absurd Remainer response to the Government’s Brexit papers.
Plus: Pakistani-origin men, child abuse gangs – and why political correctness has won out within Labour over common sense and truth.
Iain Dale: I never thought I’d compare an American President to a North Korean dictator. But here I go.
Plus: UKIP goes nuts. And: Chapman’s tweets might lead you to believe that he’s taken some sort of personality-changing drug.
Plus: I’m beating James O’Brien; Labour’s telling silence on Venezuela; and saying farewell to a friend.