There are three main factors at work – genetics, plus cultural and social factors. And it’s not possible at present to disentangle the mix.
Johnson’s critics who accuse him of Islamophobia are either confused or disingenuous. Their tactics harm mainstream Muslims.
Here are five priorities. Sort out the extremism mess. Get an immigration policy move-on. Beef up your Windrush review. Don’t mess with ID cards. Or identity politics. Oh, and P.S…
The result changes nothing on Heathrow – or Brexit.
I would count it a no-score draw. But the setting, the personnel, much of the audience and the tone felt, to me, very London-flavoured.
It is a terrible indictment that practically no-one can name the chairman of London Conservatives. Is there such a person?
If it doesn’t contain a workable definition, the law of unintended consequences will follow.
Plus: Hooligans shame the name of West Ham. Team Corbyn spins the local elections. And: Is Ruth Davidson actually Alec Douglas-Home in disguise?
The Prime Minister managed, without sounding feeble, to admit that he is fallible.
It was a defeat, and it hurt. But it wasn’t as bad as the London-obsessed media and the increasingly desperate Opposition make out.
This negative Toryism can eke out victories against average opponents, but it is no guide to winning well – or at all at a time when capitalism is being questioned.
His good work would be imperilled by Sadiq Khan’s mis-costed plans.
What the claims and post-mortems will look like – and, either way, there will be at least one Commons by-election.
This must be a priority for the next incumbent of City Hall, whoever it may be.
Our guide to navigating this rare combination of Scottish, Welsh, Northern Irish, PCC, London and English local elections.