The former will help to rebalance the economy and boost ‘levelling up’, but the latter will squeeze the foreign investment ‘global Britain’ needs.
The Government got “Brexit done” – and now wants to deliver on its pledge to spread “opportunity across the whole United Kingdom”.
The Budget was, if truly honest, a sign that the Government shuns spending cuts and embraces tax rises – which is ultimately unsustainable.
The Prime Minister listened supportively, but jiggled his right knee up and down in a manner suggestive of unbearable mental tension.
The troubled story of Conservative MPs, identity politics, fairness, looking like modern Britain – and a headache for Party managers.
He is well-placed to knock on the doors of individual member states, as the Government and the Union lock horns over free movement.
The Budget should be a big reset moment for post-Brexit, post-Covid Britain. It risks being lost amidst a rush to tax rises.
It will probe whether or or not Sunak can prepare the country for that future – and perhaps succeed Johnson himself, “one fine day”.
“There had been suggestions by members of ‘Team Carrie’ that Mr Cummings was behind the hostile briefings against the dog.” Discuss.
Does this sentence say more about a) Dominic Cummings? b) Carrie Symonds? c) The media? d) The dog?
Sunak’s scores have come in at exceptionally high levels. We will see what happens next as more conventional times approach.
Housing First is essential but not sufficient – if there are as many non-UK nationals sleeping on the streets post-Covid as before.
The final part in ConHome’s series this week on the future of the United Kingdom.
The DfE has thrown everything but the kitchen sink at school reopenings. But the perennial problem is communication.
Up against the noisy unions, it’s struggled to convey the safety of schools compared to other environments.
Thank you for bearing with us during recent days. We’re pleased to say there is now a solution.
The Union policy Lewis wanted, why he left – and how his unit will be replaced by a Cabinet committee
All of this has not gone down well with many backbench Conservative MPs, few of whom would be well-disposed towards a more conciliatory strategy.
Andrew Gimson’s PMQs sketch: Kindly impale yourself on the sharpened stakes at the bottom of this hole
It is not good for the Commons for the Prime Minister to win such easy victories, and may not even be good for Johnson.