The family courts’ approach to domestic abuse remains much the same as twenty years ago, and the system is stacked against survivors.
A new study by Anthony Seldon of the office of Prime Minister gives too little credit to the many among its 55 holders whom he dismisses as failures.
The Lord Chancellor post could be returned to the Lords – and once again become both a senior judge and a Cabinet member at once.
It would surely not be hard to amend it to require ministers to seek the Commons’ authorisation more frequently than every six months.
Parliamentary ‘debates’ often devolve into collections of short, unconnected speeches that are basically being read into Hansard. That must change.
Those MPs voting for the Bill today must make clear their intent to improve it later stages – and protect our civil liberties.
The Government can’t deliver levelling up without more supply-side change, localism and public service reform.
In the wake of International Women’s Day, the third article in a five-piece series on ConservativeHome this week.
The disruption to Parliament from Covid-19 has obscured and delayed the important work of undoing the damage wrought by his Speakership.
It will probe whether or or not Sunak can prepare the country for that future – and perhaps succeed Johnson himself, “one fine day”.
It is hard to find any precedent for the path that he has chosen. What furies drive him? Why this frantic activity?
It is not good for the Commons for the Prime Minister to win such easy victories, and may not even be good for Johnson.
The most important question today isn’t whether the Government’s plan is right or wrong, but how decisions should be made about it.
Yesterday’s backbench reaction to his Commons statement suggests that most Tory MPs will back his proposals.
The Boothroyd Room in Portcullis House, Committee Room 10 in the Palace or even unused hours in the main Chamber could be used for these debates