Countries need a balance of self-criticism and self-confidence. People are often called on to act for a greater good. But if Britain is shameful, why bother?
It seems to me there is truth on both sides of this argument. The nuances to which Lammy refers get lost once combat is joined.
Collecting statistics on people’s self-identified racial background is one thing. Having ringfenced funding for one racial group is quite another.
Sadly, neither I nor others have a magic wand to wave but, for starters, the island needs to become far more accessible to the outside world.
The United States’ weakened capabilities and frayed alliances both play in Tehran’s favour at a crucial and sensitive time.
My undercover investigation exposed a disgusting and abusive practice which shames South Africa – and, by extension, all of us.
Amidst verbal and actual violence, it is tempting to seek to shut down, say, Farage or Lammy altogether. But politics without anger would be impossible – and undesirable.
Precisely because it would be a rather unnecessary addition to the current deal, it is hard to argue that the proposal would be a disaster for Brexit.
It is an attractive destination, with a friendly population and a fascinating history, but it has been badly let down by officialdom.
The Prime Minister should speak over the heads of Party members and the media to the people that she most identifies with: middle of the road voters.
Our new Export Strategy, which I am launching today, will put in place the tools that businesses have told us they need to help them on their journey.
The sooner we deal with our Party’s past, however difficult, the easier it will be to drive out the hatred emerging on the Left today.
We British often like a good compromise. This would be the wrong one.
I have lost count of the number of times I have heard its demise confidently predicted or stridently recommended. Houdini-like, it has so far escaped this awaited fate.
Plus: Johnson’s EU speech. Turnbull’s sex ban. Horror in America. Change in South Africa. And: order your popcorn for this weekend’s UKIP conference.