We cannot say the NHS is free at the point of access if people face extortionate fees to get to appointments or visit sick relatives.
A decision like leaving the EU had billions of causes: some of those were set in motion by happenings centuries ago, but none pre-determine what happens today.
James Frayne: Westminster’s reputation is already so poor that the harassment scandal won’t change voters’ opinions
The allegations are dreadful, and must be dealt with, but the grim truth is that few people will be surprised by them.
Nicky Morgan: Not appointing the first woman Chief Whip last week was a missed opportunity to demonstrate change
This means not bullying people into voting for the Government, and not making grown men and women cry.
Ashley Fox: I believe that there will be a Brexit deal. But Hammond must none the less use his Budget to prepare for the worst.
If the measures involved prove unnecessary, any money lost will be a fraction of the financial gains from having secured a mutually acceptable deal.
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.
Regional allies will be reassured by the President’s presence as White House watchers try to see what ‘America First’ means overseas.
Self-determination always involves conflict. In some cases that is justified, a conflict of necessity. In others it is not.
The Government needs to announce a hit list of five to ten councils where they will intervene where the gap between delivery and target is greatest.
The Conservatives’ best chance of a majority is by winning over working class voters – who overwhelmingly and strongly oppose this daft policy.
DExEU people are whispering “48” as the upper end of the UK’s potential liability. But that level of commitment or specificity is not necessarily required at this stage.
Young people eat out, often several times a week – my fiancée and I could only afford to eat out once a month at most. They are also better paid, absolutely and relatively.
One radical option would be a new DCLG housing fund that local authorities would be able to bid for, if they can show there is support for more homes in their area.
Mark Carney the “unreliable boyfriend”. Mario Draghi’s forthcoming downfall. Plus: will we ever get to hear Jared O’Mara’s maiden speech?
The tiniest quantum of goodwill would have solved – indeed, might yet solve – the problem. But neither side is willing to display it.