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Iain Mansfield is a former senior civil servant and winner of the Institute of Economic Affairs' Brexit prize. He writes in a personal capacity.Follow @
Iain Mansfield: Brexit by October 31. Stop using the Left’s language. And stand for skilled workers. Essentials for our next Prime Minister.
Which candidate can devise and push through the policies needed to unite the Tory shires with the Leave voters of the north?
Iain Mansfield: A second referendum would be far more unpredictable than Remainers or Leavers assume
The only certainty is that such a travesty would heap more bitterness and division on an already frustrated electorate.
It would bring with it many compensations, including regulatory freedom, tariff income and £39 billion of cold, hard cash.
Charging the same amount for different courses does not make sense. Fees should be slashed, but with the threshold for repayments lowered.
It has secured an overwhelming dominance. Until or unless this changes, the Right may win elections – but to limited effect.
Iain Mansfield: May’s new plan isn’t perfect, but it’s practicable. However, it can only work if treated as her bottom line.
Paradoxically, the Prime Minister can only deliver her proposals if the Government now prepares actively for No Deal.
Iain Mansfield: To bring greater fairness to families, free childcare should be linked to the transferable tax allowance
In the second instalment of our mini-series on families and tax, the author says that trading off the two would give parents, straight or gay, greater choice and control.
The attempt by some Remainers to frame the negotiation as ‘how can we achieve the closest possible relationship with the EU?’ is disingenuous, and should be strongly rebutted.