The campaign feels better run, including online. People massively prefer Boris Johnson to Corbyn. The question is whether it is enough
As well as Government measures to toughen up punishments and support victims, the nation requires more magistrates.
Consider the case of the man whose death was registered in Bangladesh on election day. Miraculously, his vote was recorded thousands of miles away in Tower Hamlets.
As the reaction to our Queen’s Speech plans suggests, the disconnect between SW1 and the people on this topic is particularly vast.
There’s a very strong law-and-order focus, with almost a third of those announced covering law enforcement or criminal sentencing.
The place to put these proposals to the test is at a general election, not in a Parliament apparently determined to do little other than delay Brexit.
There are significant loopholes in our safeguarding measures that are entirely preventable, but potentially disastrous.
Middle class hostility to the working class and lower middle class is common, while working class and lower middle class hostility is practically non-existent.
Plus: Will the 21 rebels get the whip back? And: The Tories need younger members, and so does everyone else.
He suggests that Johnson is acting dishonestly in claiming that he wants a deal. But with all respect to the former Chancellor, he is throwing stones from a glass house.
As with the NHS, policing, immigration and stop & search, so with trade. The Prime Minister will want a quick win – or at least progress towards one.
He committed during the leadership election contest to raise it to £5000 per pupil – and level up outside London.
Patel’s aim and Johnson’s announcements will be difficult to deliver, but he is intent on proving that his Government is “on your side”.
The NHS, the environment, childcare: the creative energies of Team Johnson must be poured into new policies for these.
His time and room are very constricted, but he can at least demonstrate his domestic priorities – police and schools.