Also: Prime Minister mocked over claims Ulster goods won’t face checks; and he takes a tough line on Scottish independence as Corbyn swithers.
Daniel Hannan: Castro. Chávez – and now Morales. That these tyrants are Corbyn’s heroes should make us very, very frightened.
His attitude ought to worry us. I mean that literally. All these men believed that the end justified the means.
It stretches credulity to just assume that rent-seeking or uncompetitive markets account for all British top wealth.
Politicians are so uncomfortable talking seriously about our international role and relationships that instead we constantly engage in proxy battles.
Economic competence has been the cornerstone of the Conservative appeal. Remove that cornerstone and the entire structure becomes fragile.
Plus: Labour moves to the Left, the Conservatives to the Right – and the latter has a bad week.
Analysis of current polls shows the Party picking up nine or ten seats; my own sources suggest it will be more like six.
Garvan Walshe: Nobody except the Catalan separatists will gain from Spain’s second election of the year
The PSOE hoped to reunite the Left. Instead, rising tensions have fuelled extreme parties.
Robert Halfon: I’ve been told that, if Corbyn wins, the Conservative Party and I will be sued for negligence
“Now I want a nice clean game from all of you” – so said Madam Hooch in Harry Potter. The reality is, it’s not going to happen.
Andy Street: Brownfield First works in the West Midlands. The Conservatives should commit to rolling it out elsewhere.
Our pledge has been to look first to these former industrial sites, to reclaim them and clean them up, when developers come knocking on the door.
However, I do fear that in certain areas it hands too much power to a regulator which is just as prone to mistakes as those it supervises.
While the north and midlands account for 39 per cent of the population of Britain, 29 out of the 50 most marginal Labour seats (58 per cent) are found there.
In some campaigns, the end result is overwhelmingly likely before a stump has been erected. This is not one of those occasions.
Iain Dale: If Johnson loses, we’ll have a fourth Conservative leader in five years. Goodness knows who that would be.
Plus: Groundhog Day for the NHS. Farage is the dog that hasn’t barked. I will miss Morgan. And: Off to Liverpool.
Conventional wisdom is that the Party will suffer a serious setback north of the border. The Prime Minister must resource a more optimistic strategy.