In the large Muslim communities in such towns as Dewsbury, Blackburn and Bradford, integration is not taking place.
It seems to me there is truth on both sides of this argument. The nuances to which Lammy refers get lost once combat is joined.
The Conservative victory in the general election of 2019, on a promise to Get Brexit Done, was a crushing defeat for them.
He is tipped by some as a future Prime Minister, but is more plausibly seen as a future Chancellor.
It feels like our Party has forgotten that even a broad church needs shared values on which its different wings and traditions can agree.
It works best when painting a substantive contrast on issues that voters care about. And here are four strategic choices for the Conservatives.
“We back aspiration and ambition. We want everyone, from every background, to be able to go as far as their talents and hard work can take them.”
I believe that a discussion about values could be key to addressing much of the unhappiness which triggered the referendum result.
We can build a Britain that is fair on immigration, trades globally and is outward-looking – underpinned by great values of equality, fairness and freedom.
If it doesn’t contain a workable definition, the law of unintended consequences will follow.
Self-governing democracies are entitled to choose their own tax rates.
For all its faults, the moral certainty of the Empire made the transmission of British principles possible. Modern equivocation offers no such hope.
The Conservative MEP leader and would-be London Mayoral candidate on Ambition, Opportunity and Enterprise – and why that shortlist should be extended.
Ten years on from the atrocity, we have learned that while a security response is necessary it is not of itself enough.