During the Cold War being ‘strong on defence’ was a potent vote winner, and the money flowed accordingly.
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Yes, we’re going to have to pay for it. But hasn’t using Britain’s status as a net contributor to secure deals always been part of the plan?
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If both of the main parties remain locked together in an unpopular pact, it creates more space in which new challengers can grow.
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When a generation that grew up online starts seeking public office, it won’t just be journalists who have a trail of unguarded comments that anyone can find.
The Prime Minister has made the freedom to strike trade deals, so important to key allies and the membership, a cornerstone of her strategy.
His opponents have not been lax about emphasising his previous support for the regime immiserating Venezuela, but it hasn’t cut through with British voters.
Overseas development spending will never fulfil its soft-power potential if DfID is allowed to pursue what amounts to its own foreign policy.
As 2017 draws to a close, the United Kingdom is in better shape than many of its supporters had dared to hope.
Davidson and Mordaunt also score highly, whilst the Chancellor and Chief Whip both languish with negative scores.
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The MP for Sutton and Cheam will have his work cut out to reconnect the Tories to a city which some fear could become their “next Scotland”.
Both of the national parties are built around different attitudes to economic policy, and the Scottish Parliament’s new responsibilities will force tough choices on the SNP.