During the years when the West sought to draw Iran back into the comity of nations, the ayatollahs backed terrorist bombs, cyberattacks, and drone shootings.
“Bad management” or “the wrong skills” or “incompetent people” are held up as the root cause of bad government.My central gripe is that I doubt this is true.
Getting a deal on the future relationship in a mere 11 months will be challenging, but it is not impossible.
I suggest the necessary first priority is to sort out the Stamp Duty mess. I would like to see it abolished on residential property.
We need to build long-term trust to hold seats like this one. We can win again – but we must deliver.
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The Party actually gained ground in both nations – but the Scots were overtaken by a Nationalist surge, whilst the Welsh were not.
A separate department was right for the stable, hopeful 1990s. But the years have presented various challenges for which it is less well-suited.
As the Prime Minister said, many people have lent us their vote, and they won’t be so generous next time if we get it wrong.
The Prime Minister was right to say many voters have only ‘lent’ us their votes. We must now earn that trust, by ensuring the benefits of life in a post-Brexit Britain reach all communities.
Can have a bold enough economic policy that people in these newly gained seats can see the difference in five years’ time?
The Welsh Political Barometer, for example, forecasts a great night for the Conservatives. They can’t both be right.
What vocabulary is left for a choice like the one we face tomorrow? We have no words to convey the magnitude.
We economic liberals should be cautiously thankful for the stay of execution that his leadership and manifesto have given us.
Twelve months on from Thursday’s election, Johnson faces an unpalatable choice – and Cabinet resignations…