Research shows that investment in the early years of a child’s life is the most effective way to improve his or her long-term life chances.
We need to rekindle l’esprit communautaire, on both sides of the channel. In Walpole’s famous phrase, “this dance can no longer go”.
Plus: Major’s error. The Prime Minister’s jokes. Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow. And: the angels want to wear my red suit.
If there’s to be no border in Ireland, and Britain is to leave the Customs Union and Single Market, it follows that there must be a customs border on the Irish Sea.
Let’s remind ourselves of a few occasions where the letter of the law has been lacking the odd dot or crossed T.
“They’ve taken down Major. They took down Cameron. Two great leaders – neither of whom stood up to them.”
I finish by imploring you to consider the effect on our Brexit negotiations if we change negotiators half way through.
Which is what she hinted at after the last one – and which would ease the pressures on her and help get the government back on its feet.
China is disregarding its pledge of ‘one country, two systems’ – as a result the rule of law in the territory is under threat from growing autocracy.
But unless his fully-developed vision of the future can capture heart-and-minds, I’d expect control of the party to stay with the mainstream.
Those who are pro-Brexit and those who oppose it have to negotiate the pitfalls of their own previous positions on red tape.
With a woof-woof here and a moo-moo there, there is a new Tory focus on our feathered, scaled, winged and four-legged friends.
Plus: May’s EU trials, Labour’s EU shifts – and how Russia got there before Trump by recognising Jerusalem as Israel’s capital. Well, part of it.
Plus: What it was like being gay and a Tory – and being sexually assaulted in the “Brief Encounter” – during the vanished world of the 1990s.
Though if May moves Philip Hammond, or seeks to, she is also likely to move Boris Johnson, or try to.