Plus: Willetts loses at least one of his brains. Labour frets about losing Lewisham East (which it shouldn’t do). And: Morgan and Clarke, not the Brexiteers, are the real obsessives.
Posts Tagged: Harriet Harman MP
Plus: For and against bombing Syria. For Andrew Neil. Against Andrew Adonis. And: not an erection in sight.
Plus: The coming local elections. My predictions – Liberal Democrats up, Conservatives up, UKIP down, Labour down – and maybe Corbyn out later this year.
Plus: Stingy Liberal Democrats. Stupid Owen Smith. And: at the Edinburgh Festival – and why those right-on comedians don’t get life beyond the M25.
The fortunes of those older sons provided capital for investment. And it was that capital, applied to invention and ingenuity, which made the industrial revolution possible.
As debate swirls about increasingly negative attitudes to our representatives, people have taken to Twitter to show their appreciation.
Plus: EU heads-to-heads on LBC. Blair gets his retaliation in first. And: Some people think everything’s a conspiracy – and they may be right.
Harman and Corbyn are making the bizarre case that only Brussels, not the Labour Party, can stand up for workers.
There is uncertainty about what exactly the union will do next, but we know that we have consistently failed to nudge things in a better direction in the past.
After tributes to the Queen, Cameron added one to Harman, and displayed a positively Blairite command of the moral high ground.
A legacy of the Corbyn surge, whoever wins the party’s leadership, is that getting its support for bombing in the autumn will be as problematic as ever – if not more so.
“One of Miss Harman’s aides said to be yesterday ‘Well, it could have been worse.’ Actually it couldn’t be much worse… bluntly the party seems in pretty much disarray.”
There is now a strong case for widening the air strikes against ISIS in which we already take part.
Harman tried in vain to convince the House that Boris is in charge of airports policy.
Mrs Clooney stole the show by saying nothing, while Osborne looked solemn at the thought of budgeting for the whole country.