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Stephen Bush is political editor of the New Statesman. His daily briefing, Morning Call, provides a quick and essential guide to domestic and global politics. He also co-hosts the New Statesman podcast.
However friendly Joe Biden seemed, the US government opposes any move that would create a harder Irish border.
We don’t yet know if NHS capacity would withstand an uncontrolled outbreak with our current vaccination levels.
My view of footballers taking the knee is much closer to that of Wilfried Zaha, the Crystal Palace star, who has complained the protest is “not even working”.
Today’s vote isn’t just about international development spending – it’s a sign of many more difficult votes to come.
Under Keir Starmer, the party continues to have far too many policy announcements without a theme.
Conservative opposition to cutting the aid budget flows from three different tendencies.
The fear that delaying the end of lockdown will cause a political crisis is driving Tory MPs to oppose any change.
Keir Starmer has yet to explain how and why his party would spend more on schools than the Conservatives.
The average MP is understaffed, undersupported, lacks meaningful opportunities for workplace training and has little power.
The reason the catch-up funding offered is so low is the austere spending settlement adopted by the Chancellor.