Yes, some rises are inevitable. But they must be balanced by spending reductions elsewhere if economic policy is to be practicable and coherent.
The Oxford admissions row – and why the focus of the Hard Left on outcomes rather than opportunities is an offence to social justice.
Andrew Gimson’s PMQs sketch: Corbyn has the charm of a perfectly working steam locomotive of the 1940s
The Labour leader claimed the Tories are privatising the NHS, and May sheltered behind what Labour did in power.
Change, optimism and hope are a step up from paralysis, despair and pessimism. But successful politicians don’t necessarily radiate uplift.
It was a textbook case of how Islamist terror works here – or has to date, anyway. We honour and remember those who died.
They argue that even if May doesn’t deliver a clean outcome, the priority must be to ensure that the Article 50 timetable is met.
We are being nudged towards Norway Minus rather than Canada Plus Plus Plus almost without anyone noticing.
The traditional uniform helped to anonymise the office-holder beneath the office, and took humility to wear. Whoever succeeds him should restore it.
Will Italy’s new government blow the bloody doors off? Don’t get your hopes up. (Or your fears either.)
One day the country’s voters may dig in against the long squeeze imposed on them from northern Europe. But don’t be too sure it will happen yet.
So much of the Government’s strategy is predicated on the belief that this is impossible. But what if that’s wrong?
A key reason why the line was unprofitable is that Network Rail failed to deliver improved infrastructure – and it’s already in public hands.
The Prime Minister could not tell the House how she proposes to achieve the most frictionless possible trade with the EU.
May is right to press ahead with the Withdrawal Bill. Westminster’s prerogatives should be defended tactfully, but they must be defended.
The hard truth is that for the country’s politicians what European governments think is of secondary importance. What counts is Congress and Trump.
Theresa May thought aloud about low interest rates. Mark Carney hit back and no more was heard from her. Time for others to do so?