Furthermore, the change creates a brand new cart to put before the horse – that’s to say, the awaited defence and security review.
Posts Tagged: Clement Attlee
Plus: And a Coronavirus Social Justice Minister. Give thanks for Starmer. And: it’s time for a Virtual Parliament.
David Gauke: The virus – and my journey from serving as Lord Chancellor to volunteering to stack shelves
Plus: Treasury and Work & Pensions lessons. Greenlighters v the rest. Remembering Attlee’s surplus. And: the key question now is “how”, not “what”.
How the Conservatives are winning and Labour losing the working class – a pattern that the latter’s leadership candidates are set to repeat.
His message, that the Conservatives will win if the electoral battle is on identity politics and culture wars, is correct.
John O’Connell: The tax choice ahead. Johnson, and the highest burden since Attlee. Or Corbyn, and…the highest ever.
The tax burden isn’t a full measure of the size of the state. But it’s arguably the pre-eminent factor and certainly that which most concerns the TaxPayers’ Alliance.
Trump, Erdogan and Macron all pose difficulties for the alliance. Corbyn in Downing Street would pose deeper and more dangerous ones.
Character assassination displaces comprehension, and so damages those who engage in it.
Watson quits. Will Labour’s moderates follow his example – or endorse an extremist as Prime Minister?
Only yesterday, Andrew Gimson reported for this site that the party’s Deputy Leader was in deep trouble in his West Bromwich constituency.
What he detests is less liberalism than democracy, and the obstacle it poses to Russian foreign policy objectives.
Robert Buckland and Justin Tomlinson: Why Johnson is the best choice for the Party. For our town, Swindon. And for the country.
We are MPs who supported Remain and Leave respectively, and are looking for a Prime Minister who will be realistic and honest with the EU.
Dean Godson: There are plenty of ideas on the centre-right. Here’s how it can create a new, decent, patriotric consensus.
Despite polarisation on Brexit, there is more agreement among voters than often appears – and therefore more cause for optimism.
A new biography of the ruthless, devious, vulgar, brilliant newspaperman who in 1940 became Minister of Aircraft Production.
Profile: Nimble, eager to please, unembarrassable. The inconstant Gardiner, capable of demolishing Labour’s Brexit policy in seconds.
Tied to no faction, former Blair backer turned Corbyn supporter, the shadow Trade Secretary is a law unto himself.
Brokenshire must keep an eye on the potential knock-on from the latest flare-up over terror, reprisals, a captured pilot and the disputed territory.