The number of possibilities teaches us three lessons about politics today. Firstly, never to underestimate the role played by mere chance. Secondly, that this is not an age of great leaders who make their own luck. And, thirdly, that we need to choose more carefully in future.
One has to be consistent. Either one is for cancel culture or one is against it. And an MP being prevented from fighting the next election over an idiotic letter, however offensive its contents, strikes me as an open and shut case of it.
And we chat to the young waiter, the question I’m asking is: “why wait until young people are 22 for auto-enrolment to begin?”
Plus: Batley & Spen is no Hartlepool. LibDems eye Chesham & Amersham. And: will the West Ham variant hit Europe?
The Labour frontbencher adds that Starmer sacking Rayner was not a “unifying thing” to do.
As nearly 70 of the party’s MPs successfully campaigned to remove 30 criminals from a flight, their leader has gone quiet. Again.
Plus: Johnson’s future. When I went to a party with a shotgun and live cartridges. And: am I Diane Abbott’s maternal grandmother?
The future was that we would be colour-blind. Instead, wokeism tells us we should see each other as members of different races.
Let’s say that Patel did, on occasion, shout – or lose her temper. Should that really be deemed unacceptable?
Long-Bailey stayed loyal to Corbyn, and that’s why Abbott is supporting her in the Labour leadership contest.
What vocabulary is left for a choice like the one we face tomorrow? We have no words to convey the magnitude.
They have spent their lives attacking the people who risk their lives trying to protect us from evil and dangerous people. And they lie as they try to cover their tracks.
In my view, they’d be mad not to make him a defining feature of their campaign. The party should be running a contrast campaign with ‘Corbyn’s Labour’.
Labour will not support an election until a Brexit extension is agreed, says the Shadow Home Secretary.
“This daughter of immigrants, needs no lectures from the North London metropolitan liberal elite.”