Vulnerable former armed forces members can fall through gaps in the net meant to catch them. We cannot allow this to happen.
Radical: Self-ID for transgendered people has been stopped for now. But the struggle for truth and sense continues.
Equivalent reform is being pursued in Scotland; in combination with its hate speech bill, this would be dangerously authoritarian.
The future was that we would be colour-blind. Instead, wokeism tells us we should see each other as members of different races.
Iain Dale: Cameron – blamed by Remainers, scorned by Leavers. But in many ways, he changed the country for good.
Plus: Publishing diaries – do you keep in all the salacious details, or take some out to avoid upsetting people? Sasha Swire takes route one.
Henry Hill: It is past time the Government worked out a British interpretation of the Belfast Agreement
Both the Prime Minister and his predecessor have failed to challenge the green-tinted vision of the treaty offered up by Dublin and its outriders.
Stephen Booth: Why the row about the Northern Ireland Protocol suggests that the EU’s position isn’t quite as strong as it likes to think
How plausible is it that the UK would zealously enforce EU rules in a scenario in which trade agreement talks have broken down acrimoniously?
Daniel Hannan: Voters tend to get some things wrong, but the big things right. So it is with this Brexit Bill.
In a shrewd and largely instinctive way, they have sussed that Britain faces an ill-disposed negotiating partner making unreasonable demands.
Ryan Bourne: A lesson from this pandemic. State action fails even when the case for it is strongest.
I was regaled with horror story after story on access to even existing testing. Confidence in the “moonshot” is non-existent.
An important point to consider is whether or not respect for the way all law works has declined.
Richard Holden: If Starmer stands – or kneels – for each passing fad, he won’t rebuild trust with working class voters
The volte-face that he is currently trying to manage in seeking to defend a Withdrawal Agreement that he opposed is farcical.
David Gauke: May should lead the Commons struggle against her successor’s plan to break international law if necessary
As her Lord Chancellor, I would have resigned if she had brought forward such proposals (which she wouldn’t have done anyway).
Plus: Deteriorating broadsheet standards, a divided United Kingdom. And: nineteen years on from 9/11.
Also: Defence of Westminster’s national role sparks devocrat fury; Salmond inquiry puts Sturgeon’s husband in the spotlight; and more.
Garvan Walshe: Breaking the Withdrawal Agreement risks the No Deal Brexit this Government was elected to avoid
The Tories’ plan will be blocked by the Lords, anyway, as it contradicts the party’s promise to implement the agreement made in November 2019.
No self-respecting democracy could accept the sort of concessions demanded by the victor after a war had been won.