A lot has happened since David Cameron’s Conservatives and Nick Clegg’s Liberal Democrats launched their coalition programme for government in 2010. The former prime minister has a few little local difficulties with a financial services
I think it’s safe to say that I have had enough. This week, I have sat across the table from victims bringing me cases of child sexual exploitation, two rapes, a very violent gang rape, two different cases of grooming gangs and a severe incidence of
People power is back. Three of the biggest stories this week have convincingly demonstrated the force of popular protest. Plans for a European Super League lie in tatters after furious fans expressed their discontent, congregating at Stamford Bridge and Elland Road and
We begin the column with an apology to a man called Tim Loughton, an obscure MP best known for leading 2016’s “Leadsom 4 Leader” march on parliament, which remains
Normally, a “three strikes and you’re out” rule would appeal to Priti Patel, as the home secretary is a hardliner on law and order. She will be rather less in favour of the maxim today,
Imagine two employment tribunals featuring top civil servants, one hot on the heels of the other.
As the public relishes the progress of the England football team, Boris Johnson and Keir Starmer predictably try to muscle in on this moment of national pride and unity. Johnson said Gareth Southgate and his squad have “done the nation proud,” while Starmer added:
“You don’t get to stoke the fire at the beginning of the tournament by labelling our anti-racism message as ‘Gesture Politics’ and then pretend to be disgusted when the very thing we’re campaigning against, happens.” So said England footballer Tyrone Mings in a pointed nod to Priti Patel’s
Every year I have the same New Year’s resolutions. Write more, eat less, moisturise more (or at all) and drink less. To be healthy, witty, loquacious all with baby soft skin. The moisturising lasts until approximately 6 January each year, the eating less is always
The latest net migration statistics published on 27 May are a much-delayed snapshot of England and Wales. The Office for National Statistics notes that new data from the year up to June 2019 should be viewed with some caution as Covid impacted its data collection.