Following Eric Joyce's resignation, it's worth re-stating the case for staying in Afghanistan. It probably won't be the case that Gordon Brown makes later today, but it is a case nevertheless. There are two nonsensical arguments continually made against our presence in Afghanistan: that British soldiers are dying and that the rights of Afghan women aren't being secured enough. So the whole operation has failed and we should pull out, various commentators have said.
The Conservatives have spent weeks saying that Labour’s policies don’t add up and yet now they won’t show us their own sums. I don’t mean this in a metaphorical sense; the party admits it hasn’t bothered costing its two key policies – cuts to immigration and the cost of leaving the EU. I get it. Labour is traditionally the tax and spend party; the Conservatives are meant to do the opposite. But these aren’t normal times.
The ICO has launched an investigation into how voters were targeted during the EU Referendum. Many say this is long overdue look at a "secret world"After much prodding and reporting the Information Commissioner's Office today said it was launching an investigation into how data analytics, especially from platforms like Facebook, is being used for political purposes. The ICO's investigation could have huge consequences for how political parties conduct campaigning online.