Dealing with mental health issues or traffic violations leaves our forces with less time to tackle the crimes we rightly expect them to solve.
Questions have been raised about whether the visa route will truly be as liberal as some have implied
This mentality should be extended to the betting and gaming sector, which is at risk of too much regulation.
This highly interventionist strategy lacks evidence, and is hardly a Conservative approach.
Furthermore, this intervention would put a strain on a hospitality industry that is already suffering.
The Government’s new measures for foie gras and pig farmers are a great step for animal rights.
The ban on flavoured tobacco is a sign of a public health lobby that is too focused on coercive regulation and inexperienced at debate and persuasion.
It isn’t justification enough that obesity exacerbates the virus if any realistic timeline for slimming the nation is longer than the pandemic.
In the absence of counter-arguments, we can’t really be sure what the public thinks about state action on unhealthy lifestyles.
From Tony the Tiger to the sale of narwhal ivory, from plastic straws to eating dogs, the list of proposed bans grows weekly.
Holyrood has led the race for greater state intervention in people’s lives, and power has never felt more removed from voters’ concerns.
It isn’t only flinty securocrats who find themselves in conflict with her positive message – moaning nannies should take heed, too.
Miles Bassett is not alone in claiming that an excess of libertarianism is at the root of our problems. But the Government’s record refutes the claim.