There is a real possibility that major companies and civil servants will work quietly behind the scenes to clip the powers of the Data Protection Act.
If ministers want to foster a general atmosphere of equal treatment for lawful opinion, institutions such as local authorities and the police must set the example.
The Opposition may be ahead in the polls, but on issue after issue the left finds itself on the back foot. But will the Government have the boldness to capitalise on this moment?
I will be looking to introduce a Private Member’s Bill to guarantee our rights to bank accounts. If I cannot get the time for that, I will be looking to amend the first relevant Bill that goes through the Commons.
The task of reaching small-c conservatives rests firmly with the Prime Minister.
His greatest success was to make the Conservatives more conservative, but he does not have the gifts needed to sustain a rival party.
Perhaps sticking up for Farage is a bridge too far, even for the former human rights lawyer. Perhaps it doesn’t seem worth picking that battle when there are more substantive policy disputes to win.
If the Government follows through on its rhetoric, that will (or at least, could) be a substantial reform – more substantial than many MPs achieve in the course of a parliamentary career.
Sunak agreed with Rees-Mogg and Davis that bank accounts must not be denied to anyone for exercising their lawful right to free speech.