The cat of Tory tax rises has fewer than nine lives. Especially if these breach manifesto pledges and are generationally unfair.
Posts Tagged: Chesham and Amersham
Toby Lloyd: Two years since Johnson promised to level up Britain, has the detail proven better than the spin?
The appointment of O’Brien to lead the forthcoming levelling-up white paper shows real commitment to the agenda.
The overseas aid and Universal Credit decisions suggest that, for the first time in a while, the cause of fiscal conservatism is gaining the upper hand.
After three by-elections and before tomorrow’s Covid announcement, here are five big challenges for Johnson
The further the act of leaving the EU recedes, the more 2019’s Tory voters will move on – as two recent by-elections reminded us.
While Blair, Brown and Cameron scuttled off indecorously after leaving Number 10, she remains in the Commons and tries to hold Johnson to account.
Nicholas Boys Smith: Planning reform is not just about numbers. We need development that people want.
Beautiful, popular, healthy and sustainable new places should be the natural result of working within the system, not the consequence of working against it.
The British tradition of liberty, and of equality, demands that the PM be brought low, but today no MP quite managed that.
Joseph Baum: As a senior Chesham and Amersham Conservative, I’m dismayed by our defeat. But there’s fight in us yet.
If we don’t learn lessons, then the Party runs a real risk of repeating this result at the next general election more widely.
But this electoral Titan has an Achilles heel – tax rises which, rather than planning or HS2, are the real threat to future Chesham & Amershams.
Alex Morton: Ministers can have more houses or higher immigration. But they won’t be able to get away with both.
Annual net migration currently suggests 55,000 more homes a year since the 2014 projections – more than the entire rise planned after the housing row.
WATCH: ‘People thought Boris couldn’t be beaten, we’ve shown they can.’ Davey on Chesham and Amersham.
Lib Dem leader says Conservatives “have taken people for granted” who feel Johnson is “not in tune with traditional Tory values”.
David Gauke: Chesham and Amersham. Yes, a realignment is taking place in British politics. But it is likely to happen slowly.
Plus: Why Johnson will end lockdown in July, but is to blame for maintaining it. And: Labour. Seen as too anti-Semitic in some places… not enough in others.
Clarity is needed that “levelling up” is not intended to mean class war against the more affluent.