As a supporter of the EU, I am optimistic that most youngsters believe our country's future should be outward looking and help us secure Britain's voice on the world stage. But either way, they have a right to be heard and the Prime Minister still has an opportunity to change his mind...
May argues that these people should not be 'rewarded' with safety. But why should they be punished with deportation for having the courage, perseverance and resources to make the journey to Europe?
In her address to the Conservative Party Conference, Theresa May portrayed immigration as almost exclusively negative. It was yet another example of the Home Secretary turning away the world's best and brightest, putting internal party politics ahead of the country, and helping our competitor economies instead of our own. Lambasting her own record in office, she claimed there was "no case, in the national interest" for the immigration figures she has presided over.
While opposing austerity, protecting the right to strike and installing a living wage are all things the public can get behind, Labour's strengths will come in highlighting Tory weaknesses. If the government carries on with damning cuts to public services and making working people worse off, #JezWeDid may have governmental relevance in 2020.
It's safe to say climate change is not on the Conservative Party conference agenda this year. If you showed up just 12 minutes late to Monday afternoon's main event, you would've missed energy secretary Amber Rudd entirely. And indeed, it seems quite a few people did.
Hunt is setting himself against the most essential element of our health organisation: its people. They are on the edge, and they deserve nothing but respect.
Ignore the haters - I know it can be tough when the crowd is baying as you make your way to conference today. But know this: the vast majority in this country think like I do. We are not huge political animals, and neither are we intellectual greats. We do however respect those who put themselves in office for a cause; we believe in a healthy economy to look after our most vulnerable and we believe that for too long, an entire generation had a better time living off the dole than those of us who bothered to get a job to feed our young families. It's been an inspiring conference. And I look forward to coming back for many years to come.
A pivotal test for the Northern Powerhouse will be whether all of Osborne's supply side measures can deliver on his promise. If they do, Osborne will be praised for a series of bold decisions. If they don't, he may need to consider how far he is willing to go in order to meet his rhetoric.
If David Cameron and George Osborne had been born to single parents living in social housing, perhaps they would look at life differently. Fate saw them born to privilege, but instead of softening their hearts, their good fortune has hardened them and fostered a belief that victimising the less fortunate is a viable social and economic policy.
Last week, Jeremy Corbyn called for a kinder, gentler politics. I don't know if the man who spat at me is a Labour supporter. I don't know if he votes. I'm probably safe to assume he isn't a backer of David Cameron. But I do know there is a nastiness in the air which there hasn't been for many years. I'm not asking for Corbyn to come out and condemn what happened because he is somehow responsible - he is not. But I do think some of those responsible for getting people fired up need to think very carefully about the language they use, and the message they send out.
Motto: "There are many causes that I am prepared to die for but no causes that I am prepared to kill for". Mahatma Gandhi Friday October 2nd, in New ...
There has been precious little to praise about the regime of Vladimir Putin in recent years. His actions in stoking civil war in Ukraine and annexing the Crimea region is criminal under international law, his crackdown on political opposition and dissenting voices has seen numerous state-sponsored and the oppression that can be experienced in Russia by ethnic and religious minorities, and the LGBT community, is shocking and criminally under-reported here in the west.
The weakening of Labour's position under Corbyn may be doing damage to Britain's future in Europe. But the last six months have affirmed that political polling is far from an exact science. Watch this space.
Happy birthday to the Human Rights Act! It's also suffered a barrage of toxic spin - and the Conservative Government is intent on scrapping it. Here are 15 ways the HRA has made life better for everyone in the UK - and 15 reasons the Government mustn't succeed in making this anniversary its last...
A story of hope isn't enough - voters also need to be made aware of the danger that lies in the alternative.
As a second generation Jamaican, born here in Britain I am proud of all aspects of my heritage. I just think I would be prouder still if we were brave enough as a society to tell the real stories.