The scheme I propose would do no more than blow away a small cloud, but this at least would show that something can be done to change the weather.
Posts Tagged: Philip Hammond MP
The Communities Secretary has faced some opportunistic criticism of late, but ever since he joined Parliament he’s been tirelessly on the side of businesses.
Answering a question from Caroline Lucas, she says she has instructed Javid and Hammond to put protections in place.
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.
The situation is volatile, but on balance it is more likely that Labour will hang on, and that Paul Nuttall will be the first victim of Thursday’s by-election.
Theresa May’s austere approach to news management is a plus for government – at least, so far. But it’s turning out to be a minus for her ministers.
The harsh truth is that, nearly seven years into Conservative-led Government, we are still living beyond our means.
Theresa May and David Davis hold their ground whilst their colleagues nearly all suffer falling scores, and the Chancellor knocks Ruth Davidson out of the top three!
Children lose out, and there’s a knock-on elder care, too.
Council leaders will draw a moral from those mis-sent text messages: that if Ministers are put under enough pressure, they will cough up the loot.
Housing. We need a Macmillan-style drive to build new homes – even if it means loosening the Green Belt
Javid’s plans are shaping up to be a last-ditch attempt to hit his target within the constraints of the present system.
We never thought we would write the words “Bring back Ed Miliband”.
It should be used to pay for what we owe in our pensions and benefits system – and thus provide more inter-generational justice.
The campaign group hopes to lead the official No campaign.
The logic of her view that no deal is better than a bad one suggests that, like Thatcher at Fontainebleau, she is prepared to walk away if necessary.