Patrick McLoughlin, Transport Secretary and former miner, on UKIP, HS2, the Euston Arch, Heathrow and the desirability of getting ahead with one’s Christmas shopping.
We must have an English Parliament – and in so doing, we should extend the UK Parliament to represent all Britons.
Plus: Pipe down, John Mann. Pipe down, Justin Tomlinson. Why I love Paris. Why France hates Hollande. Teflon Theresa May. And: Why Labour doesn’t rate Miliband.
Mr Sunak secures a seat after missing out in Hertsmere.
They include a former local association chairman, two advisers to Theresa May and a judge.
A report from this year’s Project Maya.
The Commons came together in defence of the Union, but John Redwood wanted to know who speaks for England.
The winner will hope to inherit his 23,336 majority, too.
Britain’s Litvinenko investigation and the Hague’s Yukos verdict signify a hardening of attitudes in the West towards Putin.
The question for you in this Open Letter is whether you will continue, develop and deepen that Conservative pledge to put human rights at the heart of foreign policy.
Plus: Hague, Hammond and the handling of Warsi. Able Joyce Anelay. Overlooked Rob Wilson. And: Ed Miliband – great company. I like him.
May’s lead falls. Boris is static. Osborne stays in third. No big boost for Hammond.
TV coverage, Muslim demographics and electoral pressure are helping to move the balance of opinion.
The departure of of Suarez from Liverpool is more understandable than that of Damian Green, Nick Hurd or Dominic Grieve.
“If you are to introduce radical change and drive radical change it is inevitable that you will be involved in controversy and it is inevitable that you will be unpopular.”