The Work and Pensions Secretary clashes with the Shadow Chancellor over Labour’s plans.
Posts Tagged: 2017 General Election
The department may not be the force that it was, but protecting its interests is still a powerful imperative within government.
None the less, a fall in the Conservative poll lead is not unhelpful to Downing Street and CCHQ at this stage of the campaign.
The typical annual utility bill equates to around £3.50 a day. Even the right policy approach is unlikely to reduce this to much below £3 a day.
Lord Ashcroft: My election model’s probabilities currently suggest a potential Conservative majority of 162
Labour do less well when figures are based on information about who has probably turned out to vote are used. The party’s turnout, then, will be crucial to the result.
Lord Ashcroft: “Vote Labour and get a free kitten” – my General Election focus groups, with three weeks to go
Previous Labour voters wondered whether the party’s pledges were credible or affordable.
May’s manifesto is real politics – that’s to say, a serious attempt to prepare Britain for the post-Brexit challenges of the future.
From Spain to Italy to America, parties of organised labour are in trouble. The blue collar base didn’t come out for them – and may not come out for Corbyn either.
Plus: An idea for May. A quote from YouGov. A cancelled lunch. A headline from the Economist. Could Gove return? And: could Bercow be ousted?
I strongly believe that the region is poised at one of the most exciting and opportunity-rich junctures of its post-modern history.
Think tanks’ verdict on the manifesto: a good start on generational justice, but weak on the public finances
The Centre for Policy Studies, Institute of Economic Affairs, Bright Blue, and others give their verdict on the Conservatives’ programme for government.
The Prime Minister publishes “a portrait of the kind of country I want this nation to be after Brexit.”
The Prime Minister’s manifesto will have its flaws, but she has grasped the implications of Brexit more surely than any other senior politician.
A key problem for Farron’s party is that Labour is competitive among young people – many of whom have not forgiven it for tuition fees.
If she tries to work through populist edicts and diktats, she will fail. And if the Right argues that a few tax cuts for the richest will solve our problems, this will be no better.