There are many things that can be done to resist the tide. The first would be for ministers to make the philosophical case for where state responsibility ends, and personal responsibility starts.
Starmer is unlikely to resist, and even were he minded to try, the Casey Review and his own record in Northern Ireland would make it impossible.
There could be an appeal to allow the new Embassy. What we do know is that the local community will not give up their fight to protect their local heritage and resist turning an iconic location into a possibly armed compound.
The Conservative platform must promise the core Conservative voter a return to competent government, and promise the progressive voter, strategic future-looking policy innovation.
In Labour-run Hackney, al fresco dining and drinking is banned after 10pm. In Labour-run Westminster, al fresco dining and drinking remains banned in Soho.
The former Health Secretary, and newfound star of reality TV, seems oblivious to the air of bogusness which hangs over so many of his claims.
While I do not doubt the sincerity of the Mayor’s efforts to tackle air pollution, he is simply unable to protect the health of each and every school child of whom there are more than 25,000 in Hillingdon alone.
The Conservatives need a voice that is strong on our core principles of tackling crime and eliminating waste, but is also positive about building new homes and inspiring social cohesion.
The police are struggling with their old van-based and the patchy local council-provided CCTV coverage. The Notting Hill Carnival was a reminder of the challenges they face.
Extending the Ultra Low Emission Zone will impose a £12.50 daily charge on many who are not wealthy and who need to drive.
Ministers must not forget that parts of the South East, including some coastal communities, are as in need of attention as anywhere else.
If the unions persist with their threats, we must have the courage to emulate Ronald Reagan’s ultimatum to air traffic control strikers.
He has notched up some remarkable accomplishments. With some help, his best days may still be to come.
House price growth is driving many Londoners to move out. The Mayor is failing to respond to this – or to the other challenges we face.