The tough choices we are making, to lock up the worst offenders for longer and to rehabilitate the redeemable, are the right ones to protect the public in the long term.
Reviewing Rishi Sunak’s legislative programme, one becomes aware of a government studiously committed to batting out time, and which places its hopes for re-election not in legislative innovation, but in crossing its fingers and hoping for an economy recovery.
Clubs up and down the country continue to teeter on the brink of financial collapse.
Meanwhile the bigger picture looks troubled, with the World Cup mired in controversy and the very future of the Commonwealth Games in doubt.
The Culture Secretary, who is in Australia for the final, says the Prince of Wales is “backing the England team” after apologising for being unable to attend the match.
Political parties and football teams have similarities. They are groups of individuals combined for a single purpose: to win and keep winning. For the former, by achieving power and delivering in government; for the latter, by scoring goals.
Working will Gillian Keegan, we’re coordinating with the FA and schools to deliver – supported by over £600 million invested in PE and the School Sports Premium.
Above all, they shouldn’t become preoccupied with Woke to the exclusion of everything else. This is the trap that many Labour backbenchers and much of the Left is falling into.
The Conservatives need to listen to, and learn from, disillusioned “ordinary” people, if trust and confidence is to be restored.
By trying to remove a popular presenter from his job for speaking out on a political issue, the right is unnecessarily weakening itself in an argument it needs to win.
The latest, Supermarket Sweep-esque, January spending bonanza stands as just the latest manifestation of English football’s seemingly ever-expanding financial bubble.
He’s recently been in the news for laying into Gary Neville, which will have done his cause no harm at all.
Iranians have risen in rebellion against the petro-dictators of the Islamic Republic.
Whilst we can still hope for a great tournament on the pitch, it’s perhaps worth reflecting on our relationship with the Gulf state – and the wider ramifications of the tournament.
Whether or not one supports the principle, this new vehicle has the potential to backfire and must be managed with great care.