Had Theresa May inherited a more comfortable majority from David Cameron last July, I’m pretty sure that she wouldn’t have picked James Brokenshire to replace Theresa Villiers (remember her?) as secretary of state.
The desperately sad story of 16-year-old Elle Trowbridge, who took her own life in April, exposes once again the pernicious world of cyber-bullying and the devastation caused by cruel and vicious comments.
Despite being out of primary school teaching for a decade and a half, the last day of June never fails to stir in me a long-conditioned response – a little frisson of something between relief and regret.
Despite warning of `profound and serious implications' if the political parties failed to reach a deal by last Thursday's deadline, secretary of state James Brokenshire's strategy appears to be simply allowing the talks to limp on.