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Corrosive cynicism about politicians makes theirs an impossible task, but holding remuneration down carries its own costs.
Our columnist provides the second piece in our series this week about Brexit – almost a year since the end of transition.
Most importantly, remember this. Keep going through all the disappointments. It is the most interesting job you are ever going to have.
Stephen Hammond: How MEPs, MPs, and peers are coming together to put the divisions of Brexit behind us
The UK-EU joint Parliamentary Partnership Assembly is a positive step forward for relations with our European allies.
If Ministers aren’t questioned about wide-ranging laws, we undermine the foundations of our Parliamentary democracy.
Which suggests they think that being an MP is not a “job” – unlike a majority of the wider public, it seems.
Peter Franklin: Our classicist Prime Minister must be a Hercules – and clear out Parliament’s Augean stables
The Prime Minister must get out in front of the issue — and deal with the whole mess before it buries him.
A third front is set to resume in the struggle between the elected and unelected. The Government v the judges.
Such is the logic of the new Justice Secretary’s appointment – and the combative stance of the Attorney-General.
Here are six recent examples of how the Prime Minister has been mugged by reality.
The importance of competitive taxes cannot be understated. And retaining high standards is not incompatible with growth.
The Chancellor is reminding Tory MPs that, were anything to happen to the Prime Minister, a different kind of leadership would be available.
The Paterson fallout. If your plan depends on Labour’s co-operation, might it not be a good idea to be sure that you have it?
Why did so many senior Conservatives invest so much political capital in a scheme dependent on Starmer’s goodwill?
Johnson’s plan for dealing with the Paterson case has failed. His choice now is: back down – or risk real damage.
By not offering voters a retail package of reform, he has left himself with little political cover and limited escape options.
Paterson. A contestable verdict, an unfair sentence – and skewed punishment. MPs should heed his appeal.
The Commons needs to go back to the drawing board and review flawed investigatory and recall arrangements.