Simply letting the target impose steep costs on ordinary households might please the Treasury, but would be politically toxic.
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The latest entrant in the British media landscape has got off to a very rocky start. Can the UK’s news-light news channel find its feet?
Also: Ministers give opponents of Troubles amnesty six weeks to propose alternatives and square off to the devocrats over freeports.
It arises from a campaign to protect ex-servicemen which has nothing to do with the particular circumstances of the Province.
One can’t plead both ‘our inter-connected United Kingdom’ against English Votes and ‘the spirit of devolution’ against Ukima.
I don’t myself – but had a chance to squint this week at the hurdles one might have to jump to get on the Party’s candidates’ list.
Policy drift following the collapse of the Union Unit shows the danger of Downing Street losing its grip on a process.
With a Batley teacher still in hiding, the Shadow Minister for Community Cohesion equates drawings with public vandalism.
Two by-elections and one Health Secretary – losses see Johnson fall by 16 points in our Cabinet League Table
Javid comes straight in at fifth place; Williamson’s score is in freefall; and the podium positions are unchanged.
But with the Prime Minister digging in on testing and isolating in schools, can we be sure this will actually happen?
Henry Hill: Unionists’ court defeat shows scale of the challenge Johnson faces as ‘Minister for the Union’
Whilst the Prime Minister told the Commons he had not repealed part of the Act of Union, his lawyers argued otherwise in court.
The threat of Scottish independence. Is it business as usual? First, pre-election panic. Then the vote. And finally…back to complacency.
Some of the measures announced so far are popular, but there is frustration at the slow pace and lack of coherence.
Like it or not, there is a trade-off between maximal accountability and effective government decision-making.
Henry Hill: Frost secures a stay of execution for British trade with Northern Ireland, but no sign of a pardon yet
An agreement to extend grace periods would avoid the Government having to do so unilaterally, as it did previously.
The process of leaving brutally exposed some of the UK’s shortcomings. But a Remain vote would have hid them, not solved them.