Even in lefty France, socialist policies are now being dumped by Emmanuel Macron in favour of free markets. Now is the time to develop our next round of big ideas.
To my mind, once some kind of base fairness has been established, then it’s best to leave cultural transformations down to demand.
The work done in partnership with Baldwin, and by Chamberlain alone after 1937, gave Britain some of the best welfare services in the world.
Our New Generation programme will be tasked with producing policies in areas that are of pressing concern to voters: tax, enterprise, housing, welfare.
We need to renew that belief, that self-belief, and that optimism – about people, about society, about freedom and about human life – more than ever.
I finish by imploring you to consider the effect on our Brexit negotiations if we change negotiators half way through.
And here we end, by reflecting on what he might have thought about Labour’s move away from the tenet of democratic government.
People did not feel committed to their current party. The next election was, they hoped, a long way away, by which time much could have changed.
I joined the Conservatives six months after this year’s general election, with a vision to help us progress in the area of social equality.
The Immigration Minister explains how the Government intends to do so without imposing a hard border with the Republic of Ireland.
Economically, it could be transformational, as it has been in Norway, which established its fund back in the early 1990s. It is now worth over a trillion dollars.
It is not especially low tax, nor is it unregulated – though it is certainly a more business-friendly environment then the UK. Here is why it works.
Efficiently delivered by the private sector, this scheme is a real boon to the very hard-working families Theresa May wants to help.
Ignoring the family unit means pressures on benefits – and burdening some poorer families with the highest effective marginal tax rate in the developed world.
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