The Queen’s Speech provides concrete facts to grip on to and analyse, and a clear indicator of how the Government intends to lead our country.
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A lot on Brexit; not much elsewhere. The lack of a majority leaves the Prime Minister exposed – whatever may happen with the DUP.
Those making the economic case already faced an uphill struggle – now their argument is “contaminated by association”.
Our survey and the manifesto. How party members ranked the policies – from Brexit to the energy price cap. Full list.
Willingness to leave the EU with no deal, but to pay for specific programmes, is popular. Intervention in businesses and the economy is not.
Her new administration would be on the right side on the big issues – Brexit, immigration, Islamism; and would likely feel its way towards the right answer on the economy and trade.
Several new investment vehicles will put Theresa May’s belief in “the good that government can do” into action across multiple sectors.
The typical annual utility bill equates to around £3.50 a day. Even the right policy approach is unlikely to reduce this to much below £3 a day.
Rather than pay a Winter Fuel Allowance it would be better to help pensioners use less energy.
Ryan Bourne: May has chosen to occupy the centre, rather than try to shift it. This bodes badly for Britain, Brexit – and the economy.
The basic principles of limited government, economic and civil liberties, freedom and equality under the law are almost entirely absent from her programme.
The Prime Minister’s manifesto will have its flaws, but she has grasped the implications of Brexit more surely than any other senior politician.
A ‘relative’ cap on the difference between standard variable tariffs and acquisition tariffs could untie Adam Smith’s ‘invisible hand’ in the retail energy market.
Lord Ashcroft: In the West Midlands, the heads of my Labour-background focus group battle with their hearts
“I just feel worried. I don’t know if I would a hundred per cent want to vote for the Conservatives, because still emotionally I’m attached to Labour.”
He can’t manage an ordered manifesto launch, but wants voters to give him direct control of vast swathes of industry.
They want a market that lines their pockets at the expense of the overwhelming majority of their customers.
May wants to break with the Thatcher tradition on controls, but there are risks from our old friend the law of unexpected consequences.