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Posts Tagged: 2019 General Election
Amanda Milling: A year ago, Johnson became Prime Minister – and we have since laid strong foundations for our levelling-up agenda
We have delivered Brexit, brought in pay rises for millions of workers, shielded the economy from Covid-19, and are investing in vital infrastructure.
Peter Golds: The Electoral Commission has failed to take action against fake newspapers – or fake political parties
Polling organisations have strict guidelines as to questions and methodology. Why can’t we have rules to stop dodgy bar charts?
A year of Johnson as Prime Minister. As with Thatcher and Blair, his enemies can’t get the measure of him.
We’ve learned nothing at all about his outlook but quite a lot about his capacities during the last tumultuous twelve months.
The Court of Appeal’s judgement in the Begum case is a reminder of wider issues – and the pledge in last December’s manifesto.
The Government is poised to reverse the trend to competition rather than collaboration that has marked healthcare policy for 30 years.
Polling snapshot. How Johnson reinvented the Conservatives after they had recently formed governments three times
The coalition of voters that he put together has taken a battering – but it endures yet.
As with Brexit, the fundamentals of the Tory position are much stronger than they may seem to be.
David Gauke: Big Government is back. It didn’t work before. It may not now. Here’s why we should be wary of it.
Post-Covid, the environment is likely to be egalitarian and interventionist. For libertarian, small state Eurosceptics, this must come as a disappointment.
Labour have more potential allies in the smaller parties, but the prospect of a coalition with the Nationalists could sink him in England.
The CBI supports the Government’s timetable and Starmer is keeping his head down. It is quite the turnaround.
Ben Roback: Why America’s election may turn on jobs, immigration, abortion and China – not race, policing, justice and riots
Trump has shown a rare flash of flexibility in signing a police reform executive order, breaking a hitherto narrow commitment to law enforcement.
Some of its problems can be fixed. Others won’t be. And one perhaps can’t be: namely, that this Parliament seems to be incapable of saying No.
If so much, as Ministers suggest, depends on common sense, nuance, context and common sense, people will draw the inevitable conclusion.
Andrew Green: Easing of the work permit system, while unemployment rises, would have dire consequences
If employers turn to cheaper foreign labour, the Conservatives will suffer very heavily, especially in the new “red wall” constituencies.