The Prime Minister is in full command of the facts, but has no idea how to raise morale among his despondent backbenchers.
The most likely way through this impasse is a new agreement, sitting on top of the existing Protocol and introducing a new set of principles on how it operates. Such an agreement must preserve Northern Ireland’s constitutional status.
“It’s not within the gift of the Government to make the French naval patrols more effective, so the problem is what you do with them once they get here.”
We need to review the European Convention on Human Rights. We need proper asylum processing centres instead of dumping traumatised people in hotels.
More interceptions is no long-term substitute for jailing the traffickers and making the UK’s processing and deportation systems fit for purpose.
Supply-side reforms are very hard to sell to Conservative voters, but a crackdown on immigration would at least ease demand.
The department is appallingly bad at giving ministers accurate information about what is happening now.
Simply put: the party needs to “prove” it has cut to the bone to justify existing or higher taxes.
In some cases, officials seem confused around the rules, which one said change virtually every day.
Shaun Bailey MP and Abi Brown, Leader of Stoke-on-Trent City Council, join a timely discussion with the British Red Cross.
Keeping our borders closed and our skies shut while the domestic economy fully opens up would be a mistake.
Wallace has done well to win an exceptional defence settlement, but it may not be enough to fund all the Integrated Review’s ambitions.
The Government must develop a Counter Pandemic Border Strategy (CPBS) to manage the second and subsequent waves of the virus.
People were tired of MPs talking tough, and delivering little change. But all that has changed with the Home Secretary’s new measures.
The Home Office are clearly trying to counter the drip-feed of toxic stories, but the ultimate solution is not in their hands.