The first group of savings are about making the state more efficient, the second about creating a state focused on the core tasks of government.
Posts by Alex Morton
By using the new grant as an incentiv those who are looking to buy would be more likely to buy a new build, enabling supply to continue.
Alex Morton: Johnson’s electoral success rests on helping people move from renting to owning their home
Housing played a small role in the 2019 election, but the first piece in a new mini-series notes that home ownership is the key driver of voter behaviour.
Any reform must be sustainable both financially and politically. Our new report sets out how the Government could do it.
Alex Morton: Riots, looting, pillaging, yellow vests. France shows what Britain could face if Brexit is blocked.
A new book argues that the country is divided between a metropolitan elite, which rules for its own advantage – and the rest.
Alex Morton: The left want to make it illegitimate to be right-wing, and the state is helping them to do it
Quangos, councils, media outlets, even the police are apparently content to apply unequal restrictions to those of us whose views they dislike.
The idea that leaving the EU simply cannot be done has emerged since the referendum – if true, it would shatter our political system.
Making Britain better post-Brexit will mean tough decisions about priorities. And that requires the Conservatives to know who their people are.
Alex Morton: Conservatives must be able to debate the future of their Party’s ideas as well as its future leader
Allowing everything to be dominated by questions of personalities undermines essential thinking about matters of policy.
Alex Morton: Whether you like her plan or not, the Prime Minister is right to prize reducing immigration over everything else
For many voters, cutting it is a litmus test of whether Brexit has been carried out or not.
Perhaps the Prime Minister will secure Parliament’s approval. But if she does not, the Conservative Party must choose a direction quickly.
Alex Morton: This week, Hammond’s Budget. Next year, the Spending Review. It must focus on gaining more growth.
The Treasury should not simply accept the growth figures given by the OBR, but seek to raise them.
It was once said that the secret of Thatcher’s success was moving steadily on multiple fronts so that her enemies did not know where to focus their attention.
Alex Morton: As she prepares to shape her own spending review, May’s influence could last much longer than you expect
Her domestic policy impact could stretch for some years beyond her premiership – especially given the briefing yesterday of “an end to austerity”.
Alex Morton: A Commons with no majority – so no radical Conservative measures? You’ve forgotten about EVEL.
In England, the Tories have a majority of nearly 60 over all the other parties. So bring on new grammar schools – and much else.