Taking nods today for boos tomorrow is a poor, poor bargain.
The Spanish are threatening to veto Britain’s opting back in to the European Arrest Warrant.
If your much-loved wife wanted to divorce you, what would be the wiser course? Tell her she’ll be broke if she leaves you? Or shower her with presents and tell her how much you love her?
I see that Tony Blair is to advise Egypt’s president Abdel Fattah el-Sisi on economic reform. El-Sisi has incarcerated 20,000 protestors, a bunch of journalists and murdered 2,500 opponents. Is there anyone who Mr Blair would not advise?
At last David Cameron has decided to employ his heart as well his head in the battle to save the United Kingdom. For months now, Cameron has been advised by Unionists that while the economic case matters a great deal, he must also make an argument rooted in emotion.
A good start in wooing Tyneside’s voters would be getting its name right.
We have a deficit of over £100 billion. We have record household debt. We need an Affordability Commission.
In some countries, infrastructure planning can be exciting. Two years ago, I was watching a group of Dutch civil servants gleefully manoeuvring a DeLorean sports car around a conference hall, its wheels squealing on the polished floor.
The Today Programme – and John Humphrys – were in relaxed, easy-going mode this morning, as they discussed the thorny question of the plural of Latin words in the English language.
PMQs taught us a number of things about Labour and the Conservatives. The first is that while Labour has a bumper economy week underway, it does not feel sufficiently confident to attack the Conservatives on this issue in an aggressive forum like PMQs.
Number 10 has been closing down easy hits for UKIP. It shouldn’t open one up by helping to put the 0.7 per cent target into law.
David Cameron may have got away with his failure to block Jean-Claude Juncker as president of the European Commission, but that doesn’t mean that his MPs aren’t agitated about the way things are going in Europe.
It is only a few months since predictions of the end of the Union were everywhere. Such was the alleged disarray within the Unionist “Better Together” campaign, so negative and incompetently transmitted was their critique of the economic risks attached to independence, it was said, that Alex Salmond and the Yes campaign were reported by some to stand poised on the verge of victory.
By challenging the German system of consensus politics, Cameron made himself a hero for a day.
Academic selection offers working-class pupils their only hope of the glittering prizes
How can politicians encourage this country’s economy to grow more evenly? Do you build a nice big railway line? Or try – and largely fail – to devolve greater power to cities using directly-elected city mayors? Today Labour sets out its answer in Lord Adonis’ growth review.
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