The modern state is intended to restrain those who seek a monopoly on power. Such people naturally resent it when that system works.
Individually, migrants can come to embody these values better than many on the Left who were born here. But the evidence suggests that this takes time.
“We’re badly trailing in the polls. Corbyn’s up and you’re down. You hired me to get things done and tell you how I see it. Here goes.”
Christopher Howarth: On immigration, we need no implementation, no transition post-Brexit. Just an immediate start in cutting numbers.
Big business has become too reliant on the drug of cheap labour from abroad. It should start preparing to kick the habit now.
Anyone that is focusing on themselves, who seeks to divide Cabinet or who tries to distract attention from this key task is not worthy of a seat in government.
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.
A comparison with its neighbour, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, is stark.
Also: SNP split on path forward as Salmond plots return; Welsh Assembly to exclude monoglot English-speakers from posts; Irish leader opposed Ulster poll.
We must design a conservatism that appeals to both.
Unresolved questions about refugees, debt crises, security, and general financial instability will force these questions on more people, and not just Britons.
There are many seats in London that are also C1/C2 heavy: it is just that they are outer London seats.
Rethink how we build communities. Scrap Osborne’s tax on landlords. And give more people the chance to own their home.
Nicky Morgan: Ministers and whips may welcome this delay. But as the new Chair of the Treasury Select Commitee, I don’t.
The process of choosing members is taking a long time. Some will wonder how departments can continue without full scrutiny for almost four months.
The shock over the overall result has distracted us from how remarkable some of each party’s gains really were.
Iain Dale: The biggest gossip in politics is interviewed by the biggest gossip in politics and names the biggest gossip in politics
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