Also during Prime Minister’s Questions, Chris Philp called for social media firms to share their data with the police, and to face legislation if they refuse to comply.
The new group’s platform is not very inspiring. But its biggest problem is it they won’t be very different from the Conservatives’.
The Culture Secretary says he hopes to be talking directly to Mark Zuckerberg.
Plus: Up, up and away – HS2’s costs. Staying down – LibDem poll ratings. Stuck where they are – Labour’s.
Mordaunt, Rudd and Hancock offer three examples in today’s papers of how British politics work now.
They should eschew the fire-and-forget approach which gave us the Electoral Commission.
The Christchurch MP opposes unscrutinised laws making the statute book. If Ministers are so keen on this measure, they should take it up themselves.
If we do not update the rules governing our elections and referendums, their credibility faces a perfect storm of threats.
Stop playing the Left’s game of taking offence and accusing people of -isms and -phobias. Instead, show some character and discuss real issues.
We want to learn from what other Parliaments have done when faced with difficult choices. Such an assembly would report back within ten weeks.
Our capital is an aspirational city where a message of opportunity from our party should cut through. We can win these voters back. We just need to try.
Combining humour, personality, and robust combativeness has proved a winning formula for the Deputy Chairman.
And: For May, there should be no way back from losing. My Tory leadership straw poll. Cox, a man of substance and integrity. Plus, Tower of Power extra: Dick for Iain.
Cameron and Osborne spent £9 million promoting Remain in 2016. Now May appears to be pursuing the same tactic.
Social media providers should be required to present UK consumers with an ongoing, highly visible, simple, unavoidable choice over its use.