Somewhere over the rainbow, way up high … there’s a place where people live together peacefully, whatever their differences. That is what is represented by the six-colour flag that has become such a potent symbol in recent days. But how do we get there?
Leading members of the Jewish, Muslim and Christian communities are joining forces to demand that the Government end its controversial policy of indefinite detention for immigrants, and limit detention to a maximum of 28 days. Britain is the only country in Europe not to have a time limit on how long immigrants can be held.
Ministers have agreed to compromise on their “flawed” Bill to introduce 30 hours of free childcare after The Independent on Sunday revealed cross-party dismay that the legislation was “vague” and could leave parents and nursery staff vulnerable to prison sentences.
Alistair Carmichael, the former secretary of state for Scotland, has picked a fight with the SNP, demanding that state-owned property in Orkney and Shetland be devolved to local authorities rather than to the Scottish Parliament.