Looking at the news and opinion out of London each day.
Ministers have been forced to rethink plans to allow parents to share leave after the birth of a child following opposition from business and campaigners.
Uniquely, this cohort can expect to grow up poorer than their parents – the human expression of a broken economic model
Telegraph View: It is possible that Britain’s relationship with Europe will be changed without any significant transfer of sovereignty
A reformed Lords could be a magnificent thing. But this mess of a bill will pile a constitutional crisis on to an economic one
The Conservatives are not ‘lurching’ to the Right but struggling to keep up with the people’s change of mood
No wonder that great political satirist Armando Iannucci has gone to the US. British politics is now beyond parody
The right calls for hard work, the left for more jobs. The dream of mechanisation leading to shorter working hours seems forgotten
Mr Cameron’s speech this week on welfare reform was a thoughful and important contribution to the debate about the future direction of welfare policy.
The chancellor’s statement on banking malpractice condemns the previous government
If the authorities were consistent, they would punish the banks just as severely as they reacted to last year’s rioters
From Peel to Thatcher, the concepts of science and innovation have been integral to Conservative attitudes. Indeed, as a respected research scientist, Margaret Thatcher was the embodiment of science in office.
ConHome is not Ken Clarke’s biggest fan and he doesn’t love this “blasted website” much either… We disagree on Europe, human rights reforms, the desirability of an elected Upper House and many other things that have been well rehearsed and are subjects for another day.
As the U-turns mount and key staff flee, the sense of mission is draining away in Downing Street
Vicky Pryce says the government must build a strategy to increase productivity across the whole of the economy
In paying tribute to Robert Halfon MP I should first declare an interest. He’s been a very good friend for more than twenty years. He was the very first person I met at Exeter University when we were both undergraduates there.
The questionable culture generated by the Barclays CEO is hardly unique. Other banks in turn will be exposed
The Government’s early idealism has vanished due to Lord Ashcroft’s media pressure
The West applauds Egypt. But it must now reinforce the idea that democracy is a way of thinking, not just of voting
The publication today of the Government’s plans for House of Lords reform threatens to trigger new instability in the Coalition.
I had the pleasure of hosting Work and Pensions Secretary Iain Duncan Smith for a major speech on welfare reform earlier today at The Heritage Foundation on Capitol Hill.
David Cameron’s game of tease over an EU referendum has left his party badly divided
If the coalition doesn’t sell the austerity package, David Cameron could face a cold dawn come 2015, says Andrew Hawkins
The Sun’s signature campaign in recent weeks has been the campaign that has also been spearheaded by Tory MP for Harlow – Rob Halfon – lower fuel duty and, in particular, a call to cancel or at least postpone the 3p increase in fuel duty that is scheduled for August.
Will the Labour Party leader’s game plan be driven by high principles or the usual low politics?
Lib Dem proposals for elected ‘senators’ will give the Upper House the upper hand, sighs Boris Johnson.
Every voter complains that they hate negative campaigning but every political party engages in it. Are these parties stupid? Are they flying blind? Or do they understand us better than we know ourselves? I fear the answer to the third question is ‘yes’.
It all starts with improving the quality of teachers – and putting pupils first
What message would it send to the young if we punished pensioners for their years of saving and hard work?