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.
May must strike the right balance between breaking the Party through into new areas and voter groups, and winning a mandate for effective government.
It’s no wonder Opposition campaigning on the health service isn’t cutting through when between 87 and 97 per cent of users would recommend it to friends and family.
The health service has become the third rail of British politics – touch it and die. We need a dispassionate broker to assess the issues.
I am determined to see our health service offer the safest, highest quality care anywhere in the world.
Self-employed people earning less than £15,900 a year will still see a reduction in their NICs bill, and also benefit from the increased income tax personal allowance.
Only a constitutional referendum lock, safeguarded by the Queen, can protect us from the left-wing coalition that could take power in 2020.
If there is one lesson we learnt from the EU referendum last year, it is that people are crying out for more control over their lives.
Andy Street is the right candidate in the right place at the right time.
The second piece in our pre-Budget series on how to eliminate the structural deficit.
The first piece in our mini-series on reducing the deficit explores ideas from addressing ‘grey welfare’ to closing Whitehall departments.
After 75 years of the latter’s strategy, most people in Copeland faced a choice of either working for the nuclear industry or being without a job.
My worry is that we will end up simply substituting EU immigration with non-EU. We need to buy time to train our own workforce up.
To make STPs work, Ministers need to have the courage of their convictions. That starts with the NHS and social care budget, of which STPs should take full control.
Careers in the profession could be closed to people of faith if the General Pharmaceutical Council gets it way.