With the stakes as high as they are, the Tories need to throw the kitchen sink at the Opposition to drag themselves ahead in the polls.
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Richard Graham: We failed to make the case for business in June. We must do so once again at Party Conference – and after.
Conservative values underpin what it can achieve – whether in apprenticeships, manufacturing exports, jobs or contributions to good causes.
EURATOM, WTO quotas, open skies agreements, banks’ ability to lend – all these involve change which it may not be possible to effect by April 2019.
Her Brexit majority leaves the Prime Minister free to bludgeon away to her heart’s content.
It’s not just an auction of promises we can never win, but an essential way to reach out to an increasingly consumerist electorate.
Its awards consume roughly a quarter of public spending. It is hard to see where the tax hikes or spending scaleback to fund them will come from if the Chancellor sticks to his guns.
A review of student finance, to report before Brexit, would be a better way of proceeding than panic announcements at next month’s Party Conference.
Kieron O’Hara: An unloved Prime Minister. An inadequate Foreign Secretary. And a hamstrung Trade Secretary. What a Brexit mess.
This is not a pro-Remain article. Rather, my point is that a referendum is a horrible way of making political decisions, and we are where we are as a direct result.
What counts most is opposition to a Bill or to parts of it. And most Tory criticisms of the EU Withdrawal Bill aren’t coming from the Brexiteers.
Yet the Prime Minister’s vulnerability could conceivably strengthen her, by forcing her to listen.
In the absence of anyone that party members find convincing, he is the beneficiary of a protest vote – boosted by an element of media hype.
In an era when it is harder for young people to buy a house, or even just to pay rent, it makes sense to direct more help to them than older people who already have one.
By 2022, Corbyn will no longer look ‘new’, and that he came close to winning in 2017 should mean that he will then be exposed to far greater scrutiny,
While the Opposition laments the lack of agreement, their own position is far from clear – and making it clear would be very unpopular.
Just 0.6 per cent of London homes – and 0.8 per cent nationally – are vacant for more than six months. That’s down hugely in recent years.