With gangs on our streets and knives in our schools, this is too big a societal issue to look at purely through the lens of our education system.
We need to take a dynamic new approach to our High Streets with ambitious thinking. The future is not just retail.
Nicky Morgan: This Brexit logjam is holding up positive politics. Now the Prime Minister must break it.
The way to head these moves off – and this development is anticipated in the Cooper Bill which I am supporting – is to put an agreement in place.
Iain Dale: We’re heading towards an application to extend Article 50. And if extension happens, will revocation follow?
Plus: Collective minsterial responsibility is seeping away. Plus: A.C.Grayling, Jews, nazis, yellow stars – and Brexit Derangement Syndrome.
Also: Car bombing in Londonderry sparks concerns of ‘Brexit violence’ as SDLP announce partnership with Fianna Fail.
Making Britain better post-Brexit will mean tough decisions about priorities. And that requires the Conservatives to know who their people are.
In English, Barnier said: “I’ll have done my job if, in the end, the deal is so tough on the British that they’d prefer to stay in the EU”.
James Frayne: The angry stereotype of Leave voters was false – but blocking Brexit risks making it true
Last week’s Question Time audience in Derby delivered a warning shot when they cheered the prospect of No Deal.
Henry Newman: Norway Plus, Common Market 2.0. Call it whatever you like, it could basically leave us as a non-voting EU member
It amounts to wishful thinking, not a workable, sustainable answer. And it’s not as easy to implement as some of its advocates make out.
The suffrage movement fought for those of all backgrounds to have the vote. This cannot be called into question for the sake of political gain.
Nick Hargrave: In an age of post-truth politics, moderate politicians must prepare to work across party lines
I have reluctantly concluded that there needs to be greater regulation of the veracity of claims made by registered participants in political campaigns.
Plus: People vote for me to shave off my beard. But the decision was only advisory. And did they have enough information…?
A party which usually operates with an almost eerie level of phalanx-like discipline is struggling to contain a split at the very top.
Why should the EU offer any more to an inconstant departing member, which can’t be relied on to deliver ratification of any agreement?
Plus: We must be the Party for social housing as well as home ownership. And: why don’t we trumpet our history of social reform?