A situation when Labour, representing the vast majority of seats and votes of British Muslims, becomes a party of Palestine and the Conservatives one of Israel would be antithetical to national harmony.
Recent polling shows the party well ahead of both the UUP and the TUV, meaning the current deadlock would simply be reproduced.
Eurosceptic MPs could agree that they wanted to be out of the European Union. But now Brexit is done, they are divided on what it should look like – and the ERG’s power has dimmed accordingly.
The Foreign Secretary might be inclined to roll over, as he is on the British Indian Ocean Territory, but he can’t order Stormont back to its feet.
The Prime Minister has no way of even trying to ensure the dispute is over by April except capitulating to the EU.
Chris Heaton-Harris will probably call elections sooner rather than later, but another share of his department’s dwindling stock of credibility is lost.
Why has neither he nor Heaton-Harris pushed back against Sinn Fein’s nonsensical claims about ‘joint authority’ with Dublin?
If Johnson became prime minister again it would be a “guaranteed disaster,” says Steve Baker.
The author compares politics to a game of snakes and ladders, but demonstrates that it is actually far harder than that.
“I have to acknowledge that if the prime minister occupied any other office of senior responsibility… he would be long gone”.
It is hard to see how he will manage to reconcile freedom of speech on the internet with the requirement to prevent legal but harmful content.
One MP compared the hold of the CEN over Conservative MPs to the Sparrows from Game of Thrones.
The public has been subjected to two years of relentless bombardment about disease and death in this dystopian experiment.
And: surely Johnson wants to know who authorised the Nowzad instruction. Plus: go on – make it all about Brexit.
The driver of public wrath isn’t parties, but Covid – and the Prime Minister has announced the end of restrictions.