At times, says the Education Secretary, the post he holds requires “a bold and vociferous and constant presence”. But “at other times less so”.
It is damaged beyond repair by poor definitions, confusion and misuse. The term harms Muslims.
Government dialogue with an organisation doesn’t mean Ministers rewarding it. Rather, it means engaging with it.
It is a sad and all-too-obvious fact that most of the decision makers I meet in my role as Mayor are people who look like me.
The Government should adopt a working definition of anti-Muslim prejudice and hatred. But it must be based on objective criteria, overseen by people we elect.
The campaign against him is driven by the knowledge that May agrees with his views on design – and fear that the Government will act on them.
Once a seat reaches 30 per cent BME population, it goes Labour. In 2010, this applied to 75 seats. By 2022, it could apply to around 120 seats.
The Tories have been ahead only once since the summit, though the shift away from them has flattened out.
Plus: Here in Spain, I tremble at the prospect of losing water and electricity, and of eating Spanish meat. And: Prepare for my sordid confessions.
All concerned want to save face over the Johnson burqa row – May, Lewis and the man himself. Here’s a rough and ready way to correct its mishandling.
The MPs, of course, pick the final two in a leadership race. Plus: the Westminster Transfer Window. And: my workaholic holiday.
Johnson’s critics who accuse him of Islamophobia are either confused or disingenuous. Their tactics harm mainstream Muslims.
Any proceedings against him under the Party’s Code of Conduct threaten a cats-cradle of conflicts of interest and breaches of natural justice.
Plus: Mugabe wrecked Zimbabwe. Tommy Robinson – and how Batten is wrecking UKIP. Can Farage save it?
It is vital that we all work together to fight against an increasingly abusive public discourse – wherever it may come from – that coarsens public debate.