Of course, mistakes are made, and governments get things wrong – but there is also a duty to make sure that the good gets out into the public sphere too.
The referendum must be honoured, and we must leave the EU. That shouldn’t mean giving away a fortune for the privilege.
The Chancellor has not suddenly changed who he is; he has carefully analysed the issues we face and plotted out a course of action to build a Britain fit for the future.
It continues to clear the deficit, prepare for Brexit, and back our businesses with the support they need to boost productivity.
Hammond’s plan – from abolishing Stamp Duty for most first-time buyers, through to reforms to help Universal Credit recipients.
Cutting the cost of living. Building more houses. Protecting the NHS. Developing skills. A draft of the proposals Hammond should deliver.
The Social Market Foundation isn’t tied to any party. We’re centrists – our advice and ideas on offer to anyone who wants to put common sense ahead of ideology.
There’s a place for having a go at Corbyn – how could we not when so much of what he says is so indefensible? – but it has to be combined with our plan for a better life.
Employment, taxation, and three environment are three areas where we can show the Tory agenda is bigger than Brexit.
Plus: Cable, the Saudis, arms – and hypocrisy. MPs, the EU Withdrawal Bill, Henry VIII clauses – and hypocrisy. And: on a different note, why isn’t Zahawi a Minister?
As possibly the only Brexiteer in the Parliamentary Party’s One Nation group, I am also only too aware that this message must be accompanied by a successful EU negotiation.
Deep down, Corbyn regrets the outcome of the Cold War. Even now, when the full horror of its legacy is clear, he can’t bring himself to renounce Marxism.
Officially, Corbyn and McDonnell plan to soak the rich. In practice, they’d be left squeezing the rest of the workforce for an extra £30 billion.
The Opposition’s revenue projections are at the mercy of a small, highly responsive group of taxpayers.
The Prime Minister’s manifesto will have its flaws, but she has grasped the implications of Brexit more surely than any other senior politician.