Blackford attacked the Labour leader for “desperately trying to out-Brexit the Prime Minister”. Can it be that Labour is doing better in Scotland and the Nats are starting to feel worried?
Plus: The North London polenta-eating intelligentsia can’t cope with a North East accent. And: A secret wedding is possible.
The Culture Secretary deserves a gold-plated edition of the Bluffers’ Guide to Politics, and must feel this morning like the proverbial dog with two cocks.
[Editor’s warning: as the author of the famous originals pointed out, “there is wishful thinking in Hell as well as on Earth”.]
The recent bias in Downing Street against putting the Work and Pensions Secretary up for press conferences and big media shows is inexplicable.
The questions are posed with a ponderousness that recalls Polonius as his most sententious: too much evidence, too little wit.
August’s debacle has won this category – although other U-turns are not much further behind.
The second in our mini-series of pieces from the Centre for Social Justice on the virus – and helping those in deep poverty.
The recent debate on free school meals has shown, among many things, the impact of local civil society non-state organisations.
Johnson’s troops are issuing declarations of intent in public. His success will depend on his ability to learn from mistakes.
Together with tax cuts and less regulation, higher or more extensive benefits look like better support for hungry children than vouchers.
It contains ideas for the NHS which would genuinely help deprived communities. But the DLUHC should be wary of overstretching itself.