General Debate

[DPF: Welcome to Kokila Patel, who has kindly offered her services as a sub-editor. In future Kokila will post all the general debate threads (which should make them more reliable) plus other regular posts such as the What’s on Backbenches, Q+A, The Nation etc. My thanks to here for helping out, and please make her feel welcome

As you can see there are two general debate posts today as I didn’t co-ordinate on what day I would stop and Kokila would start – so you get a choice for one day]