It might seem far-fetched that one could face jail for eating steak frites. But one could have said the same about not eating at least a scotch egg with your pint.
Stateside narratives have a tendency to be imported into UK politics – one of the knock-on effects of this messy Presidential election outcome.
The author warns we are sending far too many people to university and creating “a whole great bloated cognitive bureaucratic class”.
Why should we believe that any new Chairman can deliver change, when the new Director-General has seen his pledges fail in his first month in the job?
If staff hear a constant flow of worst-case scenarios presented as the norm, it understandably affects their anxiety levels.
The membership of a new Government commission represents a significant evolution in the story of these issues in Britain – and within the Conservatives.
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?
He’s a distraction and so can’t possibly have his mind on the job. But the Guardian and Mirror got a lot of the story wrong – and should apologise.
There are three main factors at work – genetics, plus cultural and social factors. And it’s not possible at present to disentangle the mix.
Needed during the coming weeks: a Government information campaign for older people, their families, employers and businesses.
The trust factor is simply less relevant, because fewer people are accessing the Corporation’s output in the first place.
And so it was that the cause of Remain, fronted by Cameron and George Osborne, lost out to that of Leave, led by…Boris Johnson and Michael Gove.
When Lord Kerr whistled, voters turned the Nelsonian equivalent of a deaf ear. When they whistled, he was dragged helplessly along by the command of a democratic vote.
Had he been on the Left, he would have been regarded as one of our towering public intellectuals. But he committed the ultimate sin: he was a Thatcherite.
By being so scornful, his critics have set a low bar for him. We are about to see whether he can astonish them by bounding over it.