But it could take the ruling out of all other options before we get there. And if MPs ends up reaching a consensus view, then the Government will have to adopt it.
Johnson ordered them, at the request of the police. There was no indication from the Home Office that a licence would be refused.
In February there was an extra £5 million for training new police officers, yet the recruitment drive didn’t start for a whole six months. There is no sense of urgency.
Blanket stop and search is not the silver bullet some like to imagine, despite all the hype.
The police should not arrest people for being offensive. Not just because burglaries and violence matter more. But because we need the freedom to offend.
The Chancellor has been fortunate that the public finances have improved substantially at a particularly convenient time.
My force estimates that dealing with mentally unwell people takes around 40 per cent of officer time. If we can get people the help they need this frees up officers to deal with those who choose to break the law.
In the second article of our mini-series, the Harlow MP calls for a relentless focus on the cost of living, a skills-based economy, social injustices and affordable housing.
Drones play a big part in locating missing persons and tracking down criminals. Automated Number Plate Recognition technology has been extended.
My plan not only involves bringing offenders to justice but also deterring them from reoffending.
Frankly, any outcome – no deal, Norway, Canada, even the risk of a second referendum – would be better than what is currently on the table.
“I stand before you as the first Home Secretary in a generation that is actually able to define an immigration system, without being constrained by the EU.”
At least then we might see some dedicated focus on this issue. A lot of supposedly “minor” offences are not investigated at all.
It’s easy to gripe, but the role, done well, can be powerful, transformative and create greater transparency.
Scrap HS2. Integrate social care. Abolish NI. Reverse police cuts. Consider a new Bill of Rights. And much, much more.