Each side fears the other’s approach will give the courts too much scope to interfere with the operation of the new law.
The Prime Minister promised that we will ‘stop the boats’. We all want him to succeed in this endeavour. But good intentions will count for nothing if the legislation doesn’t achieve its aims.
Teachers have legitimate grievances – including the administrative burdens imposed on them. Some union leaders have a political motive in exploiting these.
It may be possible to be in favour of upholding the GFA and maintaining Northern Ireland’s place in the union whilst also favouring withdrawing from the Convention, but I am struggling to see how.
The authors reply to William Atkinson – who suggested a week ago on this site that it should not.
The same unions that opposed our successful schools reforms are gearing up for battle once again.
The maximum sentence of imprisonment will now be ten years’ imprisonment, reflecting the severity of the nature of the crime.
The media have been quick to pick up on some less well-chosen remarks, but this paints a misleading picture of the full debate.
Dr Meadows said that all sorts of trials had taken place. The point is: why not this one, which would have allowed problems to be identified in advance?
More women. Fewer minorities. Lots of councillors and former candidates. And fewer married people. Our complete guide to the new intake of Tory MPs.