The UK may want the EU summit to be about that post Brexit relationship, but much of the time will be taken up with the rest of the EU trying to stitch together a new migration policy. That will be followed by a meeting of the Eurozone Heads with Germany wanting to reinforce the austere disciplines of the scheme against possible challenges from Italy and others. The rows over migration may make the issues over the Euro more intractable and fractious.
By Steve Parkhurst, Senior Editor, USDR.
Looking at the news and opinion out of London each day.
The Speaker announces the news in the Commons to cheers from the Conservative benches.
We’ll probably never know Farage’s motive for the repeated concessions on referendum night
‘What you can see is someone who has the instincts of a Brexiteer, but the cautious pragmatism of a Remainer, which is where I think the British people are.’ This is how Jeremy Hunt tried to sell Theresa May’s leadership on the Andrew Marr sofa this Sunday. After a choppy few weeks for No. 10, the Health Secretary made clear that he felt May was still the right person for the job of Prime Minister.
The government’s childhood obesity strategy is the most draconian interference in our food since rationing
The Democratic Republic of Congo is under pressure to contain the latest deadly Ebola outbreak, but we are much better prepared now than during the 2014 West Africa epidemic that claimed more than 11,000 lives.
TUC and CBI release rare joint statement as cabinet tensions flare into the open over issue
Reforms briefed to unions would mean fewer MPs needed to nominate candidates
A left-wing successor to Jeremy Corbyn would be “virtually guaranteed” under new plans to overhaul Labour party rules, it has been claimed.
Two views of freedom from the Tory thinkers; Supreme Court right on civil partnerships being available for all couples
Britain ‘heading for worst possible Brexit’ over freedom of movement, warns Theresa May’s former top aide
Britain risks signing up to the worst possible Brexit deal, Theresa May’s former chief of staff has warned as it emerges several Cabinet ministers want freedom of movement to effectively continue after Britain leaves the European Union.
Some people in Westminster treat talk of “the establishment” with derision, but if you want to know what the establishment is, then look no further than the revolving door between government and the private sector.
As the son of a plumber who ran his own local business for several decades, I know that such technical professions can be extremely rewarding.
From schools at one end to the job market at the other, many of the driving forces behind the student mental health crisis aren’t vice-chancellors’ to solve.
In the 1970s when as a young man I first became critical of nationalised industries, I identified there main features of them I did not like. They were bad for their customers. They usually overcharged them, with high rates of price increase. They failed to innovate or hit high standards of customer service. They were bad for their employees. You had a high chance of losing your job if you worked for the nationalised steel or coal or rail businesses, as they went through redundancy programme after redundancy programme. They were bad for taxpayers, as they racked up huge borrowings and losses which required taxpayer subsidies and write offs on a large s cale.
Iain Dale: A betrayal, a contortion, a rash, a shambles, a schism, a squabble. What’s the best collective noun for Cabinet ministers?
And: One Greg Clark. Two Vince Cables. Eleven Germans going home. 100,000 Remain protesters. 17 million Leave voters. Plus: Meanwhile, Javid gets on with his job.
In the days before economics had been identified as the dismal science, there lived a genius called Adam Smith (1723-90), a philosopher who treated economics as part of a much wider inquiry into human nature.
As it is, ‘God Save the Queen’ cannot hope to challenge the glory of La Marseillaise
Prime Minister Theresa May writes in the Telegraph today.
The 2017 election revealed years of neglect. But finally the party is turning things around
Prime ministers want to be associated with football when it’s going well for England, but it’s more significant for politics when it’s going badly
Saying “f**k business” is the kind of lack of understanding I’d expect from our Marxist-sympathising Shadow Chancellor – not from a Conservative Foreign Secretary.
The focus is on the choice of candidate. But the first consideration should be what the message should be and how it can be conveyed.
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