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The government has delayed changes to the laws restricting charity lotteries, even though some legislation dates back to 1976.
Nick de Bois: The evidence and expertise exists to drive down knife crime – we need the political will to use it
Theresa May co-authored a report in 2012 which identified key lessons from a notable success story. Seven years later, why has so little been done?
Local authorities are still waiting until people are actually homeless before offering assistance. This is expensive and has an unnecessary impact on vulnerable people.
Ultimately, we are working to ‘design out’ homelessness entirely, by helping at-risk people before they get to a crisis point.
We should look to Asia for a practical and cost-effective way to give rough sleepers a permanent address and bed for the night.
Ideas and vision are necessary, but they are not sufficient. People need to see results and to achieve them they need to take part.
David Hare: To help ensure better healthcare, politicians must make the case for the NHS internal market
The public are consistently reported as being entirely relaxed about who provides their care. What matters is that it is high quality and free at the point of use.
Daniel Stafford: The GDPR chaos is a reminder of how taking back control will allow us to make better laws
A well-intentioned but badly designed EU law is irritating consumers and making life far harder for charities and businesses. After Brexit we will be able to fix it.
It has fascinated me since growing up in a single parent family on the outskirts of Belfast – before attending the lowest-performing secondary school in Northern Ireland.
It is not a fix-all, but I hope its measures will produce a real improvement in the number of people who become homeless in the first place.
Council committees lack independence. Local newspapers are sadly in decline. There is not the equivalent rigour to that provided by Parliament and the media nationally.
WATCH: Ici Londres – Why is Oxfam given greater latitude than the President’s Club? asks Daniel Hannan
“Once we’ve categorised someone as either an oppressor or a victim, we really struggle to see that they might be more ambiguous.”
James Frayne: Those who use the Oxfam scandal to bash overseas aid risk looking opportunistic in the extreme
While polls show that clear majorities believe the aid budget to be too high, they continue to pour their own money into international development charities.
The Moggcast. CCHQ’s attempts to rule the Party by “imperial fiat” – and how they attempted to block Rees-Mogg’s candidacy
He replies to Soubry’s call to expel him, argues aid should be “investment rather than expenditure”, and reveals what it’s like to face “poser” masked thugs.