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There was a genuine sense of grievance that policy suggestions and campaigning ideas are never listened to.
Even her warmest admirers will want her doctors to testify that she is fit enough to carry on without wrecking her health.
“Let us win this argument for a new generation and defend free and open markets with all our might.”
“We need to disrupt plots in their early stages. Many such plots will include some element of online radicalisation.”
Jon Aydon: The north’s Labour leaders have gained new powers and money – now they must present a vision to match
Decades of under-investment in transport are being corrected – but we need an ambitious strategy for what comes next.
Iain Dale: Feel for the Grenfell judge. Nothing he could say or do would appease those who claim to speak for the victims.
Plus: I miss the Liberal Democrat conference. I miss the beards. I miss the sandals. I miss being asked for a discount on a 50p postcard…
We should accept no excuses, nor indulge in any illusions – we are facing a barbaric, medieval death cult.
Chris Grayling: Upgraded roads. New trains. A record modernisation programme. Putting straight our record on transport and the North.
We are waiting for Labour to deliver their proposals. Because this should be too important an issue to become a political football.
No more foreign funding of extremism. No more self-appointed “community” intermediaries. No more pretence that it’s all about cyberspace.
This problem may have started abroad, but it is now here, in our own society. It must be dealt with.
From the IRA through to today’s Islamist extremist threat, the Labour leader has misidentified the causes and proposed the wrong solutions.
There is a radical, ambitious zeal evident throughout the document, and it is shown again in the desire to end iniquitous disparities between the generations.
There is no foreign policy that could appease the likes of the Manchester terrorists. Islamists damn us if we intervene, and damn us if we don’t.
Nor should we indulge the murderer’s view of himself as being motivated by ideology. He was evil, and his final act was to spit in the face of God.