Whether moderate right Conservative, or moderate left, austerity is dead, and this new age will be with us for a long time to come.
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Budget 1) This was less a Conservative Budget than “the People’s Budget”. From a Vote Leave Government – not the usual Tory one.
It may be necessary, given the Coronavirus, and could even work. But Britain has a long, long record of state spending failing to turbo-charge growth.
Budget 2) John Glen: The challenges we face of the virus and of weak productivity can’t be met by the repetition of small state mantras
The Chancellor’s measures leave us well prepared to tackle its short-term challenges as well as helping to shape the long-term trajectory of the economy.
Plus: As of writing, I’ve had hardly any communications at all from constituents about the Coronavirus.
Roderick Crawford: Will you really trust Corbyn to control what you can see and do on your mobile and laptop?
Labour’s broadband policy is not about investment in infrastructure, but about a revolution in content to shape our collective political culture.
Andrew Smith: The next Conservative Government can deliver for the North by investing in regeneration.
I hope that we will see more of the Chancellor during the campaign explaining how his plans can help support investment to boost productivity.
The West Midlands provides a case study for the UK in how connectivity can transform an area by linking its communities, its geography, its businesses and its people.
They are chosen not from a factional or ideological standpoint, but from what I see while doing the job of Mayor.
Bob Seely: Yes, Brexit and leadership are important. But so’s everything else. Here are some ideas for the future.
Scrap HS2. Integrate social care. Abolish NI. Reverse police cuts. Consider a new Bill of Rights. And much, much more.
Despite our budget being cut, we have achieved bold reforms with libraries, children’s services, broadband roll out and business rates retention. We are open for business.
Julian Knight: We can help make the case for capitalism by empowering consumers and customers. Here’s how.
We must show people how markets can make life better for ordinary families by broadening choice, spurring innovation, and driving down prices.
Nadhim Zahawi: A message from Labour voters in my seat that I’ve never heard before. They’re backing a Conservative Prime Minister.
I truly believe that this election will finally banish the tribal, class-driven polarisation of workers versus bosses. That rhetoric will be firmly placed in the dustbin of history.
The industrial strategy has a welcome focus on education. But will it live up to its claim of modernity?
There is still some way to go before we can be sure this is a truly new approach, and not a return to what has been tried before.
The Autumn Statement. Giveaways from Hammond this morning. The takeaways will come will this afternoon.
The Chancellor’s big task today is to give business a sense of the Government’s plan for Britain post-Brexit.
The first piece in a mini-series on next week’s Treasury set-piece presents the Institute of Directors’ advice for the Chancellor.