It is a stretch to imagine “voluntary services” extends, beyond helping those needing support during lockdown, to delivering political leaflets.
A single unitary model has worked well in those areas that have adopted it in recent years, including Dorset, Wiltshire, and Buckinghamshire.
Until they are prepared to set out a future that is both workable and distinct, they are unlikely to have much of a voice in this Parliament or the next.
Those caught carrying acid to be imprisoned on the first offence, not the second. Yet the Lib Dems want to weaken the penalties.
We have a scheme to help our tenants with deposits, to boost home ownership.
With its objective being British sovereignty, Johnson’s government can justify economic disruption better than the EU.
The Lib Dems have thrown £1m of taxpayer money, around 20 per cent of the Council Tax receipts, at new hobby projects, with no defined benefits for the coming year.
Part two of our weekly series on the local election, focusing on the district council contests.
They are continuing to implement planning policies they have declared themselves opposed to.
Cleaning up the state won’t be a quick and easy task. But if Boris Johnson doesn’t grasp the nettle, it will certainly come back to sting.
More important than the choice of new Leader, will be to decide what the Party stands for after Brexit.
Men chose the Conservatives over Labour by a 19-point margin (48 per cent to 29 per cent), while women did so by just six points.
Johnson’s lead over Corbyn in the best Prime Minister stakes has narrowed slightly to 15 points.
The Foreign Secretary adds: “As for the Liberal Democrats…when it comes to offences under the Trade Description Act, they’re guilty as charged.”
Even in “safe seats” a culture of knock-every-door campaigning is needed. That was the lesson from the local elections.