At 13 minutes past four last Thursday, David Cameron did something surprising. The Commons divided on an amendment proposed by the Conservative MP Dominic Raab, which would have allowed ministers to deport violent foreign criminals, regardless of their entitlements under the Human Rights Act. Mr Cameron loved the idea but Government lawyers told him it was in fact illegal, and could not be allowed to pass.
Why big middle-class families are an endangered species
What happened to One Nation Labour? Not so long ago it was all the rage. Ed Miliband was going to teach the world to sing, presumably in perfect harmony.Where the Tories divided, he would unite. As the nasty party had opened up the scars, so he would heal them.
Forget the furore over the 50p tax rate. The Tories will regret it if they underestimate the Balls/Miliband team
They’ve fought four elections navigating the hazardous politics of “tax and spend”
And so the Miliband terror begins. The hard Left’s Owen Jones – the tin-pot Trotsky of our times, or Citizen Smith with an iPhone – has already declared that
people millionaires who oppose Labour’s 50p tax hike are terrible human beings (see update). Nice.
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