The Prime Minister’s manifesto will have its flaws, but she has grasped the implications of Brexit more surely than any other senior politician.
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If she tries to work through populist edicts and diktats, she will fail. And if the Right argues that a few tax cuts for the richest will solve our problems, this will be no better.
We need policies to meet the challenge of an ageing population, mass immigration, pressured families, job insecurity – and grotesquely expensive housing.
A great swathe of Labour’s core vote will loathe the party’s Brexit and migration plans. Now Crosby must make them known.
Corbyn’s Michael Foot tribute act gives the Conservatives the potential to secure a landslide by winning over the patriotic working-class vote.
Two in three are opposed. The finding is part of nearly five thousand replies, our biggest-ever reader response.
John O’Connell: The Tory Manifesto. It should commit to scrapping HS2, ending the triple lock – and reforming the NHS.
This first piece of a mini-series on what should be in the manifesto argues that the Conservatives must get serious about living within our means.
Alex Morton: Here’s a radical but workable plan for the Budget. Trade off simplified tax reliefs for lower marginal rates.
He could commit to some tangible metrics – i.e: reducing the tax code in length by 25 per cent by 2019, or pledging to abolish three taxes in each budget.
Dominic Raab: The taxman is going easy on the super-rich, and hard on the rest of us. Here’s how to stop him.
If we want a competitive economy and fair taxation, we need to simplify the tax code – not give HMRC arbitrary powers which invite abuse.
Income tax taking from the highest net-worth individuals are down £1 billion, even as everybody else has put more into the pot.
UK families earning 50-75 per cent of the average wage face the highest effective marginal tax rates of any OECD country.
There is also significant support for some pretty extreme socialist policies among the wider electorate.
There are plenty of problems with a “transitional” EU arrangement – but immigration is by far the greatest
Not only do such deals routinely end up permanent, but striking one would require continued loss of control over our borders.
James Mackay: To help poorer people, the Chancellor should raise the marriage allowance, not the personal allowance
A Government which wants to ‘make Britain a country that works for everyone’ cannot allocate £4 billion of £6 billion to those in the top half of the income distribution.
The third piece in our mini-series on the Autumn Statement comes from the Centre for Social Justice.
Early assurances that he is serious about slashing regulations are also welcome.