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.
Plus: As I bask by a sun-illuminated swimming pool on holiday in Spain, I reflect on how the Spanish respond if you try to fiddle your water supply…
Iain Dale: A Cabinet Minister asks “how long before we can topple her?” With May standing only three feet away.
And, separately, I interview a Prime Minister who doesn’t seem at all brow-beaten or lacking in authority, but instead appears to have recovered her MoJo.
Iain Dale: The biggest gossip in politics is interviewed by the biggest gossip in politics and names the biggest gossip in politics
Plus: The decline of books. Morgan sees off the cult of Mogg. Why I won’t fly RyanAir. And: As I reach a significant birthday, I mull writing my autobiography…
Guido Fawkes, Tom Newton-Dunn and the Evening Standard diary banded together to suggest that I was about to do a far, far better thing than I have ever done…
Iain Dale: Shame on the doctors and lobbies that support the extinction of young human lives. (And, yes: I’m anti-abortion.)
Plus: I was a bit hard on Javid. I have a bit of time for Cable. On May’s modesty and decency. And: ttthhhwwwaaaccckkk!…there goes the ball, straight down the fairway.
Plus: Let’s have no sympathy for Farron. He didn’t give straight answers to straight questions, and is thus the cause of his own downfall.
Plus: An apology on behalf of the pundits, the press, the pollsters, the politicians and the parties for calling this election utterly, totally and completely wrong.
Iain Dale: Reducing net immigration to the tens of thousands? It will never happen. And it shouldn’t.
Plus: A diplomatic success for Trump. A Love Actually moment, please, from May. And: has anyone seen Diane Abbott?
Plus: An idea for May. A quote from YouGov. A cancelled lunch. A headline from the Economist. Could Gove return? And: could Bercow be ousted?
Plus: UKIP abandons the field against Remain Tories. A bike-riding Minister isn’t canvassing. And: Michael Crick should apologise.
Iain Dale: A succession of Party Chairmen should hang their heads in shame for the secrecy over candidate selection
Plus: Diversity sweeps Essex. Forget the Conservative Party – this is May’s campaign. And: Give Anne Jenkin a peerage. But of course: she already has one.
Iain Dale: There’s only so far that Labour can fall in the polls. I think we’ve reached that point now.
Plus: May needs Johnson. My election predictions. Strange selection decisions. And: why I decided not to put my name forward for the seat in which I grew up.