This can give the Tories a tremendous advantage in a democracy because the public, as a whole, does not have fixed views either.
There may some ingenious halfway house solution. But it is hard to say how extending it for another year can be avoided.
In all, there are 30 new entries in the whole list, one down on last year and two down on the 2016 record of 33.
Mercifully, there remain a few Thatcherites, even in the Cabinet, who believe in the power of liberty, responsibility, commerce and voluntary action.
The Prime Minister is right to be optimistic about our future relationship with the EU, but we must be ready for every eventuality.
May needs to demonstrate that Whitehall is prepared – deal or no deal. Crossing one’s fingers and hoping for transition is not an alternative, or shouldn’t be.
We would be better off out, in terms of jobs, wages and growth – and the cost of leaving would be smaller than its benefits.
The occupant of Number 11 may seek to become what Margaret Thatcher claimed to be after she was brought down: “a good back seat driver”.
Although Cameron and the Chancellor expected the deficit to be far smaller by now, they still have a credible strategy for dealing with it.
Strong victories for strong leaders are usually the hallmark of a crisis, not of a successful country (which the UK surely is).
Having done their best to wreck the pension system under Brown, now Labour want a chance to finish it off entirely.
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