The political imperative of controlling immigration is clashing with the economic imperative of maintaining growth.
A much-clarified tweet from the Department for Education serves to remind us that despite the introduction of same-sex marriage, the Conservative Party has yet to catch up on some issues.
The Labour leader needs to appeal to human feeling to truly unite the United Kingdom, and be in with a chance of electoral success.
Why our cities should follow Greater Manchester on how to be engines of growth in a new Britain.
The party are keeping hold of around 30 per cent of its voters, with 30 per cent switching to Labour and 40 per cent split between the other three parties.
The poppy hijabs have become a politically correct way of airing a suspicion that all Muslims are “basically terrorist sympathisers”. The wearing – or not wearing – of a patriotic hijab becomes a shrouded loyalty test.
There are votes to be won if only Labour would expose the unfairness, the incoherence and the disregard for evidence that characterise the coalition’s education reforms.
If you want radicalism in politics, it has to start with feminism.
Branch office politics.
Lowering the voting age should have been consigned to the political junkyard, so why is it still gathering momentum?
Germany would sacrifice UK’s EU membership in order not to compromise the EU’s principle of free movement of workers. What are the political implications?
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