The reason we will get away with it again, as we did in the banking crash, is that there is so much deflation around, inflation is not a problem.
What about the impact on domestic violence, with everyone stuck in their own homes? And on those with serious but non-life threatening health problems?
Plus: As of writing, I’ve had hardly any communications at all from constituents about the Coronavirus.
Ministers have been asked to push the Government’s priorities – tackling crime, funding the NHS, “levelling up”. How can these be effected without faster growth?
We may need to move towards a mandatory minimum sentence to send a clearer message.
To view Britain in such a way is to see a useless picture of the nation. Most people are Just About Managing. And they are our new voters.
Our nagging worry is: what about voters who may not want to get Brexit done, but are nonetheless apprehensive about Corbyn and John McDonnell’s tax plans?
Asserting the rights of Parliament over the EU is half the European mission. Asserting them over the ECHR is the other half.
Government and Parliament must limit judicial discretion in cases where there is a proven and ongoing risk to the public.
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.