He will have to be more than a kind of North London John Smith if he wants to do more than just profit from the Government’s misfortunes.
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Daniel Hannan: There will come a point at which the cost of containment will outweigh the cost of the virus
That grim calculation must at some point be made. Refusing to face it is not an act of high-mindedness, but of dereliction.
Will Green: I’m a Labour supporter – but here’s why I believe that Universal Basic Income wouldn’t work
Effectively, for much of the population, UBI would merely take their money and then give it back to them. What’s the point?
Whether moderate right Conservative, or moderate left, austerity is dead, and this new age will be with us for a long time to come.
The perils and volatility that the Coronavirus – that ultimate leveller-down – brings with it suddenly endanger last year’s near-landslide winner.
The Chancellor should make further provision for them. But the vast though necessary expansion of state spending will need emergency powers-type checks.
Amanda Milling: My message to Party activists. We can’t get busy seeking votes. But let’s do so helping neighbours.
We’ve suspended all face to face campaigning for the foreseeable future. Instead we encourage you to direct your energies towards keeping people safe.
The bigger challenge is likely to be implementing whatever results from this year’s talks, be it a “Canada-style” deal or “Australia-style” no deal.
The Liberal Democrats had already pulled their own event, and it was only a matter of time until the Party followed suit. A refund of registration fees is available.
Jacob Rees-Mogg on the Government’s strategy – and how MPs over 70 can use the pairing system to stay away from Parliament.
Needed during the coming weeks: a Government information campaign for older people, their families, employers and businesses.
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.
The Government has a new star.
Plus: As of writing, I’ve had hardly any communications at all from constituents about the Coronavirus.