If we impose yet more draconian prison sentences to win a political arms race, the burdens on the taxpayer will become unsustainable.
Lords positions start to be appointed, as Commons roles continue to be filled by the new Prime Minister.
The former Treasury Minister is regarded as a “safe pair of hands”. However, he may not stay in post for long.
The Prime Minister saw off the Leader of the Opposition, but her own backbenchers seemed glum and thoughtful.
The County’s seven Conservative MPs are clear that the problems are “self inflicted” due to financial mismanagement. They need to encourage new people to become councillors.
Plus: Let’s have no sympathy for Farron. He didn’t give straight answers to straight questions, and is thus the cause of his own downfall.
Continuing our series, this week we look at the solid Conservative performance in the East Midlands.
UKIP look set to hand Labour a string of critical marginals in the close-fought two way battle for this region.
The number of Labour councillors falls to seven – with the Conservatives now up to 19.
But the script of this pantomime was dire, consisting as it did of the repetition of rival sets of NHS statistics.
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