Plus: May in trouble and Rudd in danger over Windrush. Corbyn stumbles. The pound rises. Local elections loom. And: the dignity of Neville Lawrence.
Can we really imagine ministers rejecting Justin Trudeau’s trade deal offer, or one from the American administration, or from Australia and New Zealand?
One or the other would be easier to solve – and politically helpful to at least somebody. As it is, our immigration system exhibits the worst of both worlds.
At the same time as putting in more money, there must be a credible plan to spend it effectively – including improvements to how care is delivered.
The Labour Leader had asked if the Prime Minister had signed off the decision as Home Secretary.
His refusal to get to grips with Labour anti-Semitism, or think about anything he finds personally disagreeable, makes him hopelessly unprofessional.
But some, perhaps many, Tory MPs have these tendencies – including one no less senior than the Prime Minister herself.
“The Windrush generation helped to build the country we are today. I want to dispel any impression that my Government is clamping down on Commonwealth citizens.”
The Prime Minister rejects the suggestion that Donald Trump ordered the UK to join airstrikes against the Assad regime’s chemical weapons facilities.
Aggressive Home Office measures appear to be designed by people who wrongly assume that illiberal ideas must appeal to the primitive desires of the masses.
May kept astride the Home Office tiger through relentless, grinding work and fearsome, dedicated SpAds. If Rudd can’t do the same, she risks being eaten.
Despite talk of the negotiations getting bogged down, the French president seems to understand that the process is about politics more than legal complexity.
The Prime Minister says that military action was not about regime change or intervention in civil war.
“This statement serves as a reminder that the Prime Minister is accountable to this Parliament – not to the whims of the US President,” he says.
It is absolutely vital that these issues are discussed this week and as part of post-Brexit trade talks.