Those MPs voting for the Bill today must make clear their intent to improve it later stages – and protect our civil liberties.
It’s a terrible milestone and Ministers throughout the UK will be blamed. How could our governments and administrations do better next time?
The dubious legal basis for lockdown restrictions should be clarified by making its scope explicit.
Britons were told the country would be leaving the dangerous European Arrest Warrant system, but its replacement looks suspiciously similar.
The amendment to the Immigration Bill will be an opportunity to gauge the Party’s willingness to respect the liberties of the most excluded.
The loss of our liberties is no good or easy thing to accept. While our social life disappears, what we do have is time.
Very few businesses could survive a lockdown of the type we’re currently in for six months. A sustained one will have to be more focused.
Unbridled worship of the market, ahead of principle, responsibility and loyalty, would be a betrayal of our Party’s history.
Time is not on our side – but under a new Prime Minister, the UK can stand with Hongkongers and uphold our freedom.
We were curious to know how big the proportion of objectors would be, to which the answer is: a fifth.
Blanket stop and search is not the silver bullet some like to imagine, despite all the hype.
We need strong and effective intelligence services. But we should demonstrate that this can be combined with decent and ethical standards of civilised conduct.
Even had he been found completely guilty of all allegations, it still wouldn’t be acceptable for the police in misuse their powers in this way.
Faced with the real electoral threat of a nationalising, socialistic Labour Government, these principles should matter and be championed now more than ever.
From the original raid through to the attempt by former officers to bring down a Government minister on moralising grounds, this is an unedifying picture.