Of course, children have a right to a voice, but protests should be occurring at the weekend or in holidays – not on school time.
Doing the minimum possible on legal migration would have the unwelcome effect for the Prime Minister of prolonging and intensifying debate about it.
I believe it shows that over the last 18 years, the Forum has helped to build much better links between the Muslim and Jewish communities of Greater Manchester.
A frontbench mutiny such as this is extraordinary for a party on the cusp of power. Yet the Government keeps managing to keep its own crises front and centre.
Phillips, Khan, Qureshi and Barker quit the frontbench. Hopkins, Owen, Shah, and Slaughter were sacked after the vote. Foy and Carden have also left the frontbench.
According to a YouGov poll conducted only six days after the atrocities, a staggering 49 per cent of 18–24-year-olds in the UK ‘don’t know’ whether Hamas is a terrorist organisation. This is obscene and abhorrent.
Let the protesters gather in one place, have their event, and disperse. No march. I’m reluctant to believe that the Met can’t police a rally properly if it puts its mind to it.
The new Speaker of the House of Representatives must tread a tightrope – getting Democrats on side without alienating his divided Republican colleagues.
Although support for Netanyahu and his ministers, already unpopular before the war, has dwindled since its start, this has not impacted the nation’s resolve.
It is essential that the US, in particular, keeps alight the flame of a two-state solution as and when this, the only solution, could have stronger support.
Sir Keir’s choice is between not sacking front bench dissenters, so inviting claims of weakness, and doing so – thus provoking accusations of over-reacting.
This way of thinking also contrasts with the naive counting of the civilian dead. In this tradition, war can be a necessary evil, but that judgement requires attention to its practical consequences.
Perhaps most importantly of all, a carefully calibrated and adaptive approach by the UK to Israel could help constrain the cycle of escalation that is all too familiar in the Middle East.
Doing so will be immensely difficult and will involve fighting in densely populated urban areas, creating enormous risks for both the Israel Defence Forces forces and Gazan civilians.
As his options narrow, Sunak has little choice but to get back to first principles, which would be the right course anyway.