Plus: We must be the Party for social housing as well as home ownership. And: why don’t we trumpet our history of social reform?
Robert Halfon: A new, magical Conservative leader with presents for all? Sorry – I don’t believe in Santa Claus.
Plus: Bad Tory language. Cutting VAT, Good Conservative news for workers. And: a second referendum – not a People’s Vote but a Cheater’s Vote.
Robert Halfon: My constituents are against us shelling out £39 billion for nothing. Anyway, are we really obliged to pay?
If all this is correct, the EEA route seems to me a sensible way forward if Parliament can’t agree on a deal.
Rather than obsess about lack of aspiration, it is the lack of social capital that we should be focusing on.
Robert Halfon: How the patronising metropolitan elites wrinkled up their noses at more money for potholes
Plus: Unsung Conservative heroes. The Centre for Rocket Studies. And: why do we need the traditional, three-year University course?
In the second article of our mini-series, the Harlow MP calls for a relentless focus on the cost of living, a skills-based economy, social injustices and affordable housing.
Robert Halfon: No to Ted Clubberlang Conservatism, no to Deliveroo Conservatism, yes to Workers’ Conservatism
That’s you told, Johnson and Truss. Plus: a Universal Credit Brexit Dividend for working families.
Robert Halfon: Please, please free me from Brexit Groundhog Day Brexit Groundhog Day Brexit Groundhog Day…
Plus: The train of communism stalls but the train of conservatism stutters. And: Tackling Burning Injustices does not mean taxing milkshakes.
They are a stealth tax on the sick, the vulnerable, on families, and our hard-working NHS employees. And nearly 50 per cent of hospitals charge blue-badge holders.
Plus: Why call McCain a maverick?; the Labour MPs who deserve an award for courage; and who is the right’s Artist Taxi Driver?
Robert Halfon: Do Barwell’s bean-counters lack the vision to see why Tories must campaign for social justice?
Plus: why John Bald is wrong to be critical on this site of the Education Select Committee’s report on school exclusions.
Robert Halfon: A second referendum would be an insult to the people, a stunt worthy of a banana republic
Plus: Why it’s unfair to misrepresent Poland’s history; and the joy of a good book and a large cigar.
Robert Halfon: What Hunt has done for the NHS, Hinds must do for schools. We need textbooks, not tanks.
Plus: beware of claims that we’ve reached Peak Corbyn. Don’t raise fuel duty. Scrap hospital car parking charges. And: Hands keeps his promises.
Robert Halfon: AK47s, pluralism, war, students, cigars – and I get high. What I saw amidst Kurdistan’s fledgeling democracy.
I hope that, one day, it is no longer just an autonomous region in Iraq, but gets the independence it deserves.
Robert Halfon: It’s time for Ministers to let local authorities build more council homes, and borrow to do so
We need more houses, not just to buy, but to rent – truly affordably, as well. This is a social justice issue.