It has fascinated me since growing up in a single parent family on the outskirts of Belfast – before attending the lowest-performing secondary school in Northern Ireland.
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But some, perhaps many, Tory MPs have these tendencies – including one no less senior than the Prime Minister herself.
It is absolutely vital that these issues are discussed this week and as part of post-Brexit trade talks.
Plus: For and against bombing Syria. For Andrew Neil. Against Andrew Adonis. And: not an erection in sight.
Alex Morton: It’s time to turn the Department for International Development into a Department for Humanitarian Relief
At a time when austerity continues, we need to be explain that we are not wasting taxpayers’ money on a grand delusion that we can create prosperity.
Peter Thompson: The inconsistencies, contortions and self-contradictions of the case for votes at 16
On what basis would they then be prevented from appearing in pornography? Should they then not be tried as adults and sent to adult prisons? And so on.
We feel a commission, a working group, an inquiry coming in – to look these inconsistencies, accidents of history and quirks, to see if some tidying-up is required.
I finish by imploring you to consider the effect on our Brexit negotiations if we change negotiators half way through.
While society has become more liberal to minority communities, it doesn’t show the same acceptance to members of the party that won most votes at last year’s election.
Iain Dale: This reshuffle could have promoted and prioritised housing. But all we got was a name change.
Plus: The mystery of the missing Kwasi Kwarteng. The presence of the ebullient Brandon Lewis. The absence and recovery of Nick de Bois. Plus: Capita’s failures.
But Major’s Back to Basics disaster shows how badly wrong the attempt to provide moral leadership can go.
Plus: What it was like being gay and a Tory – and being sexually assaulted in the “Brief Encounter” – during the vanished world of the 1990s.
Those who voted against same-sex marriage were more likely to support Leadsom than those who voted for the legislation, whilst the opposite was true for Gove.
Alex Morton: Identity politics is wrong – and bad for Tories, too. So if May is staking a revival on it, her difficulties will deepen.
The idea that all groups should have the same outcomes is just an update of the old socialist idea of equality of outcome – ignoring the choices that individuals make.
Rebecca Lowe Coulson: If gender, or even race, is a choice, what becomes of the fight against prejudice?
Much of the 20th century fight for liberation involved explaining that it was wrong to discriminate on the grounds of someone’s unchangeable nature.