A tour de force from May. Utter failure from Labour’s leader. And: how Blair’s Iraq legacy gives credence to deranged conspiracy theories.
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Also: Bradley talks up pay cut for MLAs; Williamson to protect troops from SNP tax hike; Foster attacks Varadkar for overstepping in talks; and more.
On corruption, fragility, innovation, human capital, creditworthiness, GDP per head – all the measures that count for most – the country is, to put it politely, not in a great place.
“We didn’t wait until yesterday’s Spring Statement to announce more money for the NHS – we announced it in the Budget last autumn!”
Andrew Gimson’s Commons sketch: May looks at last as if she is finding her feet, Corbyn gives way to incurable vanity
The Leader of the Opposition admired himself for behaving like a backbench dissident.
WATCH: The Prime Minister announces the expulsion of spies in answer to Putin’s “contempt and defiance”
She also told the Commons of new sanctions, Magnitsky legislation, and additional powers to curb the activities of the Kremlin’s agents.
Russia. May’s “full and robust respose” to the “unlawful use of force” in Salisbury. Her Commons statement: full text.
“The United Kingdom will now expel 23 Russian diplomats who have been identified as undeclared intelligence officers.”
It is not that he dares to be dull, but that he cannot help being so. He has prudently turned it to his advantage.
The British Government needs to show the same resolve as in 1971, when Sir Alec Douglas-Home threw 105 KGB agents out of London.
The Prime Minister reports that the Foreign Secretary has summoned the Russian ambassador to account for his country’s actions.
Reversing the decline of collective bargaining would help to curb extortionate executive pay, under-investment and short-termism.
Countries with which we strike future trade deals – the top priority for Party members according to our survey – should be treated more favourably than those with which we don’t.
As a relatively new Minister at DexEU, I intend to make the positive case for the rich array of opportunities that are to be had as an independent trading nation.
Plus: Henry Bolton, secret LibDem agent. (Or not.) Penny Mordaunt, next Tory leader. (Or not.) British communists surprise us. (Or don’t.) And: my CNN joy.
There is plenty of scope for boosting housebuilding, but the Government should concentrate on the problems posed by the public sector.