The Environment Secretary has failed to act. Her silence is a complete abdication of responsibility. She should be leading an urgent, cross-Departmental response to bring air pollution down to safe levels. Re-doing the consultation and making genuine efforts to engage on air quality must be the first step, for which she will have Labour's full support.
Tonight's vote on the Government's Charter for Budget Responsibility should have been a rare bipartisan moment for the Conservatives and Labour to come together for the good of the economy and the country. A mere two weeks ago, it looked like it would be.
This a Bill which will have a direct impact on the wellbeing of young children, where Ministers have failed in their promise, previously forced on them by Peers, to provide the essential details of how it will all work. That I'm afraid amounts to a dereliction of duty.
I am by nature an optimist. When I visited Palestine recently with a cross-party group of MPs, I went with the hope that the two-state solution was still a possibility, but now I'm not so sure...
In a modern economy a lot of productivity improvements which are needed for growth come from intelligent public interventions and spending. Osborne is wrong to think of public spending as inherently a burden on business.
The Tories are attempting to steal progressive rhetoric but they can't escape the reality of their policies. Jeremy Corbyn's Labour Party will hold the Tories to account, stand up for the many and oppose their unfair cuts to tax credits. The only party of the common ground in British politics is the party that will truly stand up for working people. That's the Labour Party.
The sad truth is that for thousands of people with mental health issues in the UK, there is no dignity. They face services stretched to breaking point and a system which seems labyrinthine and unnavigable.
I have heard many disturbing and harrowing accounts of child abuse since I asked that question in the House of Commons. It is impossible not to become deeply upset and angry when listening to them. When the death of Leon Brittan was announced, I worried that the justice system would no longer take its course and that the allegations would never be thoroughly investigated... The choice facing anyone who is presented with testimony of this kind is whether to pass it on to the authorities and urge them to investigate or to ignore it. I chose the first option. I felt it was my duty to do so.
We will have to fight tooth and nail to ensure that the British public vote "Yes" on referendum day and that Britain is not left isolated from Europe and the world. We should put our values into action by ensuring that we achieve more through our common endeavour than alone. I hope you will join us and get involved.
As the Conservative Party Conference draws to a close, we have been treated to some of the worst displays of political intolerance by the British New Left since the riots which followed the General Election. However, as Conservatives, we must not allow ourselves to be intimidated, nor to simply consider such behaviour an "occupational hazard" of being right-wing in Britain today.
We need the Government to lead on data. But it is afraid that a strong data framework will prevent it selling off our data to reduce Government costs. The Government is risking our long term data future for short term political gain. It is afraid that if it stands up for the safeguarding of our data, we'll see its hands are already in the till.
Denis will be remembered by all in politics, regardless of affiliation with affection. He was simply the best of politicians. A socialist, a man of firm conviction, a heavyweight intellectual, a mischievous wit and story teller, a patriot and someone the British public felt they could trust. Ultimately, a dreadnought class politician who helped rescue our economy and saved the Labour Party in its darkest hour. I am grateful to have known him and to have had my life enriched by his company.
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...
Enough! E-fucking-nough. Whilst the idealistic leanings of my mind strain and yearn for Jeremy Corbyn to deliver on his mandate with the ruthless effi...
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.
Let's offer a hand of friendship to the Labour right: get behind our new leader for his sins, stop this sniping from the sidelines and bring your voice to the table. If Jeremy Corbyn's "new politics" is to mean anything at all, it is a voice that will be most welcome.