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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.
There is much that is good in the government's plans, but there are crucial issues on which the new white paper is silent.
England, Wales and Northern Ireland's governments should learn from its mistake ahead of their own exam results on 13 August.
The Labour leader has cause for optimism in the polling, but there is one cloud on the horizon.
If you want to be able to reopen schools safely in September, you need to be reopening more cautiously in August – probably even closing a few things again.
A Conservative MP has claimed that ethnic minority Britons, particularly Muslims, are not taking the coronavirus seriously. But the evidence is thin at best.
The government should not rely on others to clarify and deliver its own messaging.
The biggest problem is that the approach that once looked so successful now looks to have big structural problems.
The proposals would help eliminate childhood hunger and guarantee agricultural standards after Brexit.
As the pandemic continues, businesses expect more disruption from enforced periods of remote working and self-isolation.
My lockdown habit of watching virtual Arsenal fixtures on Football Manager is insane. But so is watching Arsenal in real life.