Earlier this month, however, when it emerged that another rape gang had been operating with impunity, this time in Telford, the silence was deafening.
Adopting the lexicon of the left muddles our thinking and undermines proper understanding of our positions.
This legislation runs against Scotland’s deep traditions of political pluralism and toleration.
In the post-leave springtime, it will be worth considering what would happen if all three were abolished and replaced by a single Turnover Tax.
Binita Mehta-Parmar: The divisive and intolerant messages used on a Tory leaflet in Havering harm our society and our Party
Such messages have more in common with the race controversies of 50 years ago than with the modern Conservative Party.
Andrea Leadsom: It’s a year today until Brexit. Let’s continue to proclaim that it will be good for Britain.
The evidence points to a thriving City, and so I will continue to talk up our financial sector as the best game in town.
Whatever happened to the Big Society? 3) Peter Franklin: The values of the all-consuming state or market both deaden the human spirit
Even in an age of austerity, government has plenty of power and assets, which it could on a small-scale, experimental basis transfer to the control of community groups.
The proportion of homes built by small firms has plummeted. But smaller builders, based locally, are more likely to develop schemes that complement the local area.
We need to renew that belief, that self-belief, and that optimism – about people, about society, about freedom and about human life – more than ever.
Recommendations in a report from the All Party Parliamentary Group on Autism are well worth Ministers and others taking up.
Whatever happened to the Big Society? 1) Steve Moore: It could have worked had spending been cut Canada-Style
We must keep asking: ‘what’s the right level to pursue social repair?’ The nation is too large; the individual is too small. The community remains the right place.
The President makes a wonderful Bond villain but Russia is merely an ageing, corrupt gas station with nuclear weapons, no longer a Great Power.
Large companies should be required to offer paternity leave on the same basis as maternity leave. Families should have the choice of who should stay home.
There is a suspicion that the Government wants to talk about other things – and a significant amount of attention is of course already being consumed by Brexit.
Andrew Green: The Government has lost its way on immigration – and the Home Secretary shows no interest in reducing it
We should not allow ourselves, in the next phase of negotiations, to be drawn into further migration concessions in exchange for trade concessions.