The presumption of innocence should not be some empty piety. A nasty aspect of politics is that this principle is reversed when the headlines are bad enough.
But more money and powers need to be given directly to the North to drive further progress.
“Why don’t you press the European Union to get a good trade deal with the United Kingdom?”
Plus: I’ve worked as a postman, a barman and a swimming pool attendant, the new for new talent, and welcoming Michael Dugher.
If the Government really is considering treating the intimidation of politicians in the same way as hate crime, it ought to think again.
The Parliamentary Party has just been through two divisive experiences, and there was evidently no appetite for a third.
Aside any concerns about individual choice, it will undermine small shops and do little to hinder black marketeers.
There were 26 critical questions from Conservative backbenchers on the Government’s EU referendum leaflet yesterday and 5 supportive ones.
One of the Labour deputy’s key sources on Brittan claims to have been “right up for witch-hunts” against Conservatives.
Recent ConservativeHome authors James Wharton and Guto Bebb are present. Both expressed concern about the consequences for their areas of the offer to Scotland.
The fight back against Brussels must start at Westminster, where the Government is going beyond EU demands for the plain packaging of cigarettes.
By challenging the German system of consensus politics, Cameron made himself a hero for a day.
All the posts were elected unopposed – another sign of Tory MPs’ growing discipline.
Even if his Celsius 7/7, with which I helped Michael Gove, is not the end of Tory inquiry into the matter, it is the right kind of contribution.
Plus: Lay off Farage. How the Lobby messed up over Newark. Paxman: my sorrow. And: runners and riders for Newsnight.