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And we’re all for a rebalancing – but Parliamentary government must mean Parliament in full, not just the executive.
Maya Forstater: One’s sex can’t change. The story of my fight to ensure that this view, held by so many, is judged “worthy of respect”.
The court’s verdict should encourage Johnson to stop the practice of public bodies pledging allegiance to Stonewall.
Snap guide to this session’s Government legislation 3) The dissolution and calling of Parliament Bill
Our introduction to: what each Bill is, the politics of it, who’s responsible, arguments for and against – and a controversy rating out of ten.
Today’s aid amendment. The champions of 0.7 per cent will win either way – if not in the Commons, then in court.
Which is what comes of the virtue-signalling practice of setting targets in law, rather than having MPs vote on expenditure.
Richard Gibbs: The headline criticisms thrown at the Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Bill are simply wrong
Given that the Bill runs to just under 300 pages, how many of its most vocal opponents have even read the whole thing?
The Lord Chancellor post could be returned to the Lords – and once again become both a senior judge and a Cabinet member at once.
“We have been terrific at pure research, and useless at translational research.” What our industrial strategy should aim to change.
The best way of thinking about it isn’t to fix one’s gaze on direct subsidies, but to look wider – at our failure to turn British ideas into British prosperity.
Roger Gale: Special relationship or coercion? America’s approach to extradition is not the conduct of an ally.
Biden has recently reaffirmed the Trump administration’s refusal to extradite Anne Sacoolas.
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?
The Government acted promptly, the EU didn’t – and Brussels’ furious response suggests competition could get ugly.
The Government’s plan may mean a change from the Court to the Judicial Committee of the Privy Council – widening the set of judges who sit.
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.
Desmond Swayne: Same old Assisted Dying plan, same old unresolved problem – that it would put the vulnerable at risk
From medical prognoses through doctors’ assessments to non-existent codes of practice, the proposal lacks reliable safeguards.
Austerity era cuts have turned parts of the country outside the great cities into ‘deserts’, with no readily accessible support for millions of residents.