The former fear that it will revive what they believe are business-unfriendly ideas about foreign takeovers and workers on boards.
Posts Tagged: Philip Hammond MP
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.
May must strike the right balance between breaking the Party through into new areas and voter groups, and winning a mandate for effective government.
May should announce that she will reappoint her top three ministers and her Brexit team post-election
Doing so would at guarantee continuity to her negotiation planning, and free Johnson to do what he does best without distraction – namely, campaigning.
Alex Morton: Will this election deliver the Joe Chamberlain-style conservatism that May really wants?
In her belief in “the good that government can do”, she is quite unique in terms of UK political post-war history.
May and Davis top the Cabinet again; Davidson’s back in first place; and Truss slumps to a serious negative score.
The Opposition’s promise to extend the policy is opportunistic, expensive, and unjust. The Conservatives must do what is necessary and right.
The Government must try to build from the essentials out – security, legal certainty, frictionless trade. Zero tariffs would be the icing on the cake.
The debate about Britain’s future is already settled. There will be an Open Brexit – because we have no other choice.
There is much more to politics than an affordable state and competitive taxes. But both will be indispensible for survival, let alone prosperity, after we leave the EU.
The Prime Minister set out to show that she will be a safe, inclusive negotiator.
Politics requires both action and explanation.
Edward Bickham: To please Brexit zealots, the Government is getting its negotiation plan seriously wrong
We are in danger of asking for the wrong things, in the wrong way and on the wrong timescale.
Well, it’s been quite a week, hasn’t it?
And there are other policies she could pursue. More nurseries in primary schools. Tougher school discipline. Longer sentences for child abuse.
“In light of what has emerged as a clear view among colleagues and a significant section of the public, I have decided not to proceed…”