Plus: Will the 21 rebels get the whip back? And: The Tories need younger members, and so does everyone else.
Also: Johnson says he’ll refuse the SNP legal authorisation for another independence referendum; Varadkar warned against imposing settlement on unionists.
The fundamental mistake of the Brexiteers domestically is that they have mistaken a moral argument for a political one.
Plus: The life-wrecking scandal of Permitted Development Rights. And: Time for a tot of R.U.M – (Policies that are Retail. Understandable. Memorable.)
The UK needs a state-of-the-art ‘gigafactory’, and it should be built here in the West Midlands alongside our established automotive cluster.
Neil O’Brien: Corbynomics – and why it means that your house, business and savings don’t really belong to you
In his eyes, you have them only as long as the Government suffers you to have them, and they can be retrospectively taken away if he sees fit.
Iain Dale: Bracknell, Broadland, Tunbridge Wells, Conservative candidacies and my future. A statement.
Plus: my profound sense of unease at the withdrawal of the whip from 21 Conservative MPs.
Henry Hill: Scottish Nationalists, Democratic Unionists, and Sinn Fein put themselves on a war footing
Also: Holyrood system would not serve the purported aims of Tomkins’ new party; Scottish court rejects bit to block prorogation; and IRA in spotlight over donation.
We must not allow a situation where, through oversight, such a child, years from now, could face a Windrush-type debacle.
Former Government advisers see an opportunity to steer the party towards a “bigger government” vision for the party they’ve always spoiled for.
Stephen Booth: The No Deal paradox. If it stays on the table, there may yet be a deal. If it’s taken off, that’s unlikely.
Even if the leaders on both sides soften somewhat, and workable ideas are forthcoming, the political incentives for the status quo are powerful.
Brexit also prompts the need for a single ID card regime. The Government could roll out a national scheme based on work already done by councils.
It was never possible to maintain exactly the same benefits of EU membership whilst walking away from the institutions and the rules.