During the last year, we’ve learned much about the Government – but far more about ourselves.
Once Patel has delivered the Crime Bill, she should back it up with a specialised public order police force
New powers need to be applied pro-actively and even-handedly if they are to do any good. Recent experience doesn’t fill us with confidence.
Arrested by the KGB for bringing in leaflets supporting multilateral disarmament, I was “banned for life” from returning.
Its rage crowds out the clear thinking and coherent strategising required to get rid of him.
Parliamentary ‘debates’ often devolve into collections of short, unconnected speeches that are basically being read into Hansard. That must change.
The Salmond allegations. Why MSPs need more rights, Scotland more localism – and Westminster should step in.
The civil service in Scotland is accountable to Parliament, which means that Ministers can be held accountable for its conduct in the Commons.
On Friday 26th and Saturday 27th March, join Javid, Jenrick, Scully and other special guests in our free fringe programme.
Therapy and the law. The technical considerations for the Government as it plans a conversion therapy ban.
Badenoch and the Prime Minister have called the proposed ban ‘complex’. Here’s why they did so.
Never mind a coal mine – housing is where Jenrick’s planning power really lies. And he can use it to build, build, build.
Like Ridley in the 1980s, the Secretary of State can brute-force his way past the NIMBY’s blocking tactics by granting appeals.
It’s clearer than ever that the Scottish Government is covering things up. But that is likely not enough to bring down Sturgeon before May’s elections.
In order to remain world-leading in science, the PM’s former adviser explained, it is necessary to take risks and cut out bureaucracy.
Whatever one thinks of the percentage, putting it on the statute book was a bad idea – as legal dispute about the proposed cut shows.
Its response seems more about appeasing protesters than creating credible solutions to misogyny.
The explanation for vaccine caution among our neighbours may have as much to so with sociology as politics.
The AstraZeneca-Oxford vaccine. A run down of the developments across Europe as extreme caution takes hold.
The suspension of the vaccine will lead to more problems in areas that are already struggling with their roll outs.