After 75 years of the latter’s strategy, most people in Copeland faced a choice of either working for the nuclear industry or being without a job.
Plus: Labour goes all Smethwick in Copeland. And: Sky News dumbs down at breakfast.
Modern Britain’s new report, released today, proposes increasing the number of highly-skilled migrants while significantly reducing low-skilled immigration.
The correct response to its aftermath and to Blair’s speech is not to refight old battles, but to build a positive relationship with the Union from the outside.
They are holding up a hankerchief to test how strongly the Remain wind is blowing.
Let the leftover Blairites retro-absorb the LibDems: there’s your centre-Left. Most of the rest of usare quite happy to be governed by the centre-Right Super Party.
In my area, transport, there will be better jobs on the roads, at the airports and on rail, and more business success elsewhere.
As a party known for strong economic management, we must work doubly hard to avoid appearing to know the price of everything and the value of nothing.
Whatever happens, the Conservative consensus is that the Party is pushing less hard in the city than in Copeland.
I’m tired of being lectured by Labour politicians. When they were in government, around 800 refugees were resettled each year. We are doing five times that.
Plus: Sarah Palin to Canada, the Brexit Bill to the Lords, and Clive Lewis to the backbenches. And: when sorry isn’t the hardest word.
What a farce it would be if, in attempting to secure Brexit, we booted out one of the institutions that makes us exceptional.
Much of it is excellent and a skeleton for delivery, but it will need work to put flesh on the bones.
The loss of Feldman, the hopelessness of Corbyn and Eurosceptic donor fatigue all play their part. CCHQ says it has a plan to get the money rolling in again.
OECD analysis indicates that the cost of childcare as a percentage of income for a two-earner family is now the highest in the developed world.