Also: Next Prime Minister faces tricky questions on devolution, same-sex marriage, and abortion in Ulster; and May orders a review of devolution – will it do any good?
From Reggie to Rory Sahib: Greetings on your Grand Tour. Here, Boris and J.Hunt esquire are showering punters with taxpayers’ cash
There are all these ghastly photos of them hugging passers by and avoiding difficult questions.
We should make it clear that further attempts to encroach on Hong Kong’s freedoms and rule of law would have consequences for China.
Raising national insurance, fewer “sin taxes”, public sector pay rises, more schools spending – all are part of his programme.
Confessions of use in their youth by politicians raises the case for controlled legalisation – at least of ‘soft’ substances, if not yet of hard ones.
Our future Conservative Party leadership needs to address quickly and effectively the problems which have led to the latter’s rise.
Iain Dale: If you’re coming to a hustings I’m chairing, draft an original question – and I’ll try to call you.
Plus: How I was booed in Birmingham. On to Nottingham…via Exeter. And: who would I vote for, if I had a vote?
Also: MPs criticise Foreign Secretary over Ulster veterans; Johnson makes Thomson his Scottish campaign chief; and fierce competition to lead the NIO.
Daniel Hannan: The Johnson tape, the Field incident. So much was said about both. But why the silence about the Kirklees arrests?
The investigation, after all, concerns the systematic rape of underage girls. The non-reaction to it says much about our culture and times.
The traditional media environment for Conservatives has deteriorated significantly, while social media encourages egomaniacs and the loudmouths.
Henry Newman: The Alternative Arrangements Commission offers the best route through the backstop problem
There are real, viable answers to this sticky problem. But rebuilding trust may be as hard as resolving technical questions.
Chloe Westley: Khan poses, tweets and postures – while London is ravaged by four murders in four days
As the Mayor tours TV studios to express his disapproval of Trump and Brexit, our capital city suffers.
Plus: Nine of the ten original candidates have been on my show. When will you let me interview you in depth, Boris Johnson?
Tempting as it might be to blame Brexit, it has only revealed the problem, the roots of which stretch back long before 2016.
The United States’ weakened capabilities and frayed alliances both play in Tehran’s favour at a crucial and sensitive time.