If he wins the presidency, the big question will be which of his views – ranging from vague economic good sense to out-and-out bigotry – he actually means.
“I stand before you as the first Home Secretary in a generation that is actually able to define an immigration system, without being constrained by the EU.”
And: Churchill-mania, Moggmania, and the passion of Rory Stewart. Plus: too many lobbyists.
Plus: The train of communism stalls but the train of conservatism stutters. And: Tackling Burning Injustices does not mean taxing milkshakes.
I’ve already voted for Boff as the Conservative candidate. Sometimes I suspect that he knows even more about the capital than Peter Ackroyd.
It’s easy to gripe, but the role, done well, can be powerful, transformative and create greater transparency.
Scrap HS2. Integrate social care. Abolish NI. Reverse police cuts. Consider a new Bill of Rights. And much, much more.
We’re judged not only on what we do and say, but often also on our relationships (or lack thereof!), our hair, our weight, the clothes we wear, and so on.
We spend £251 billion each year on outsourcing and contracting without evidence that this is a good deal for taxpayers.
Plus: why John Bald is wrong to be critical on this site of the Education Select Committee’s report on school exclusions.
He or she should particularly highlight the fact that Labour’s traditional voters are being hurt most by high crime levels.
We must embrace such issues as poverty, families, prisons and young people.
After, say, five years, we will have ample evidence of the social and economic effects. Enough to give legislators the confidence to go the next step – or not.
The Prisons Minister says reducing the numbers incarcerated for under a year “would be good for public safety, good for the individuals and good for the prison system”.
Given that they saved the Party’s bacon, you would expect senior figures to say and do whatever it takes to keep them on side.