Easter approaches. And here is Rees-Mogg on suffering, abortion, the Tridentine Mass, faith and politics…and why Brexiteer MPs won’t roll over on a final EU deal.
His debut as a phone-in host offered an indication that – despite being posh and old-fashioned – he has an exceptional ability to communicate in modern Britain.
You might think, for instance, that adultery is always wrong, too, but feel that it should not be the state’s business to police it.
Plus: I was a bit hard on Javid. I have a bit of time for Cable. On May’s modesty and decency. And: ttthhhwwwaaaccckkk!…there goes the ball, straight down the fairway.
You may not agree with his views on gay sex and abortion – or what were his views – but they should not be marginalised as illegitimate.
There is a natural path ahead: announce a resignation by the end of next week, and allow a contest to take place over the summer.
The element of surprise can work if it outfoxes the opposition, but not if shocks your own side.
The campaign against the paper is not so much about a headline last week, but about shifting the balance of media power to the left.
My Private Member’s Bill on disability equality before birth, which is due to be debated in the Lords this Friday, seeks to right a terrible wrong.
Conservatives have never been anti-state, and Brexit offers us the chance to reclaim important parts of the Tory tradition.
The institution’s present popularity is dependent on the Queen, and, surely, her likeableness is tied to her apoliticism.
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Sex-selective abortion is causing massive social disruption in the world’s biggest countries.
Clear law is a help to women facing discrimination – and opponents’ misleading claims do not bear scrutiny.
The 1967 Act isn’t up to the job – my Ten Minute Rule Bill seeks to set that right.