Plus: The good and bad sides of Twitter – all in my week. How it may have helped to save a life. But also saw me slagged off for something I didn’t say.
‘Liberal democracy’ is not an inevitable combination. Nor, it seems, is it necessarily a sustainable one.
It is a glaring act of mental collectivisation to lump Our Future, Our Choice in with those who think that over 75s should not be allowed to vote.
There were no Momentum mugs left. “Everything we had has gone ‘just like that’. Do keep checking the website, though”.
The former Chancellor has taken to the role of newspaper editor, but some will see his attacks on the Prime Minister as unhelpful.
It was crucial not just to defy the far left – but also the moderate left and the establishment.
As the referendum vote looms, Corbyn’s party is caught on immigration in a trap of its own devising.
Our Five-plus ideas focus on good jobs, decent incomes, secure and affordable housing and the best start in life for all our children and grandchildren
Plus: The ludicrous Evan Harris. My broken mobile. The menace of TTIP. The smears of Yvette Cooper. And: why Polly Toynbee swiftly changed the subject.
Boff was, well, Boff. Greenhalgh never really sparked. And Goldsmith was, frankly, all over the place.
Hold the faith, repeat the mantras and blame the people seem to be the Opposition’s three rules.
While bemoaning “The Wall” dividing mansions and a housing estate, he doesn’t seem to have challenged Polly on her privilege when he had the chance.
“Polly Toynbee hasn’t written about me for six months…Mind you, if you write that, there will be a stinker of an article.”
…there would be far more schemes like the Bicester Garden City – and Tories would be front and centre in announcing them.
The Centre for Policy Studies’ coming conference lauds freedom. But voters seem to prefer security.