Yes, some rises are inevitable. But they must be balanced by spending reductions elsewhere if economic policy is to be practicable and coherent.
Posts Tagged: Elizabeth Truss MP
Whatever the particular virtue of pennies, an all-electronic economy would have serious implications for both security and freedom.
If Truss wants to recast British politics as a fight between Tory liberalism and Labour reaction, she’ll have to make the Tories liberal first.
Onward, FREER, the revitalised CPS. The Tory MPs involved in all these will have to take some risks if they’re to get off the groumd.
Truss moves up into the middle of the table, Williamson drops towards the floor, and Gauke slumps into the red over Warboys.
Our New Generation programme will be tasked with producing policies in areas that are of pressing concern to voters: tax, enterprise, housing, welfare.
Whatever happened to the Big Society? 3) Peter Franklin: The values of the all-consuming state or market both deaden the human spirit
Even in an age of austerity, government has plenty of power and assets, which it could on a small-scale, experimental basis transfer to the control of community groups.
The International Development Secretary’s response to the Oxfam scandal appears to have impressed Party members.
A bright start in our Cabinet League Table for McVey, Lewis, Hancock & Hinds. Hammond’s rating heads west.
And the Prime Minister, tenth in the table last time round, is back in negative territory and second from bottom.
It is hard to appoint more women to Cabinet when there are few senior women to promote. We count only four at Minister of State level.
Davidson and Mordaunt also score highly, whilst the Chancellor and Chief Whip both languish with negative scores.
And after hitting a personal low last month, the Budget seems to have got the Chancellor (just) back into the membership’s good books.
It’s personal low in the run-up to the Budget. Meanwhile, Gove gets within a single point of beating Davidson for the top spot.
All credit to her. She’s the first prime minister since Tony Blair to do one phone-in outside an election period. They always carry a slight risk for a politician.
Johnson leads our Next Tory Leader category…but makes no progress in our Cabinet League Table. The reason? He divides opinion.
Davis, Gove, and Fallon make up the top three again, but satisfaction levels overall are low. And Davidson is out-polling every Cabinet member.