EU slaps down Theresa May’s request to extend Brexit until June 30
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The EU leaders have been quick in their response to UK Prime Minister Theresa May’s recent request to extend Brexit until June 30.
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Roll-up, roll-up it’s conference time again…and don’t forget your briefs
16 Nov 2010 – 12:50
Roll-up, roll-up it’s conference time again…and don’t forget your briefs

By Quentin Letts, a columnist with the Daily Mail

So farewell then Brighton and Bournemouth, as Private Eye’s poet EJ Thribb (17) might put it. The south coast has been dumped. This year’s party conference season …

A blood and sword conference season
16 Nov 2010 – 12:35
A blood and sword conference season

By Paul Routledge, a columnist for the Daily Mirror and Tribune magazine

Not since David Cameron took his party by storm in Blackpool to win the leadership five years ago has the conference season …

No seaside sweets but plenty of delights in store
16 Nov 2010 – 12:24
No seaside sweets but plenty of delights in store

By Laura Kuenssberg, Chief Political Correspondent, BBC News Channel

There will be no stiff seaside breezes this year, no fish and chips, no teeth rotting rock. None of the three main political parties will …

Can the Coalition achieve success in education reform where previous governments have failed?
16 Nov 2010 – 12:14
Can the Coalition achieve success in education reform where previous governments have failed?

By Baroness Perry
For many decades, successive governments have proclaimed their ambition to make ‘every school a good school’. All have failed. The 1944 Act did not succeed in making real the ambition of ‘every …

Addressing the West Lothian Question
16 Nov 2010 – 12:04
Addressing the West Lothian Question

By Harriett Baldwin MP, West Worcestershire
The “West Lothian Question” has been the subject of debate for some time and has been particularly salient since Devolution.
As a devoted supporter of Unionism and a great believer in …

What’s in the job of the Government’s main legal advisor?
16 Nov 2010 – 12:00
What’s in the job of the Government’s main legal advisor?

By Attorney General Dominic Grieve QC MP
It may be an ancient office – dating from 1243 – but what exactly the Attorney General and his deputy, the slightly younger (1461) Solicitor General, do …

The case for devolving decision-making and tax-raising to London
16 Nov 2010 – 11:15
The case for devolving decision-making and tax-raising to London

By Mike Tuffrey, Liberal Democrat London Assembly member

For all my political life, intense debate about devolution for Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland has been a given fact. From the memory fog of the …

Thinking outside the box on changes to drug legislation
16 Nov 2010 – 10:52
Thinking outside the box on changes to drug legislation

By Baroness Tonge

About ten years ago I visited Colombia with two other MPs under the auspices of Christian Aid. The object of the visit was to see some of the problems faced by …

The chance to deliver liberal policies
15 Nov 2010 – 12:09
The chance to deliver liberal policies

The coalition offers a unique opportunity for liberals in Britain, argues Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg

Jo Grimond once said “there is no purpose in keeping a Liberal Party alive unless it promotes liberalism.” It …

A strategy for youth inclusion in society
10 Nov 2010 – 12:55
A strategy for youth inclusion in society

By Stella Creasy, Labour MP for Walthamstow and Co-Chair of the All Party Parliamentary Group on Youth Affairs
Amid strong national GSCE results, it was easy to miss an important landmark for London. This …