The most important question today isn’t whether the Government’s plan is right or wrong, but how decisions should be made about it.
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Thirteen Conservative MPs pressed for a faster easing of restrictions during Johnson’s statement yesterday – and 35 did not
Yesterday’s backbench reaction to his Commons statement suggests that most Tory MPs will back his proposals.
Karen Bradley: Covid and the Commons. The time has come to lift the bar on Westminster Hall debates.
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
He attacked the SNP for wanting the poor, hard-pressed taxpayer “to pay for more and more and more”.
Oborne condemns Johnson as a liar – and cannot understand why many voters believe the Prime Minister is telling the truth
This book exemplifies the addiction to indignant moralising which blinds so many political commentators to the true nature of their own country.
Nus Ghani: China and genocide. Our new proposal answers Ministers’ objections. So they should support it.
So the only question that remains, given this new compromise plan, is: what’s the Government’s objection now?
It’s a terrible milestone and Ministers throughout the UK will be blamed. How could our governments and administrations do better next time?
If the Government continues to maintain an ironclad grip on Commons business, it will lead to less than perfect results.
The former Glasgow MP is now, astonishingly, Governor of Punjab, while his son is getting ready to attempt the revival Scottish Labour.
Frank Young: Today’s Commons debates, why measuring relative poverty doesn’t work – and what Ministers should do instead
The Prime Minster could do worse than dust down the Social Justice Outcomes Framework published by the Coalition Government.
There’s a case for empowering our courts to make a genocide ruling over the Uighars. But not for giving them a veto on trade deals in doing so.
Trump, Parler, bias, free speech, incitement – and regulation. Beware of the cure being worse than the disease.
State action to regulate social media is unproblematic in principle, but deeply problematic in practice – and the law of unintended consequences applies.
WATCH: ‘Many of us are concerned at being asked to approve a lockdown that could continue until March 31’, says Brady
The Prime Minister replies: “I can’t believe it will be until the end of March that the House has to wait before having a new vote and a new discussion.”
The sense that he hates the whole business is helping to carry him through it – for all the mistakes that have been made.
The fifth of a series of pieces from Policy Exchange looking at specific issues that arise from the Brexit trade deal.