So said Grant Shapps, eight years ago. Conservatives shouldn’t forget it now.
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But sales of petrol cars have taken the lead for the first time since 2010.
The OBR can’t possibly forecast what the national debt will be in fifty years’ time. But it still says something that they’re trying.
It’s a story with three acts so far. Will there be a fourth?
The biggest family policy that the Conservatives can embrace, he said, is housebuilding.
With the Conservative Party Conference approaching, we look at the man who is likely to be its star: the Chancellor.
First they encouraged people to buy diesel. Now they’re not so sure.
According to official projections, the proportion of the population aged over 85 will be three times larger than it is now.
It’s almost there, but with a little help from re-categorisations.
At least in terms of how their incomes are affected by taxes and benefits.
Starting with Jobcentres, prisons and ambulances, there’s a long list of dysfunctional services that need fixing.
After taxes and benefits are accounted for, more of them are gaining from the state than used to be the case.
His victory means that we can update an old To The Point chart.
If Corbyn triumphs today, it will be because his party stopped criticising itself in any meaningful way.
And how they’re not what they used to be.