Today’s pledge of a swift Tory National Insurance cut is welcome, but more importantly it sets the stage for an attack on Corbyn’s tax grab.
Posts Tagged: Deficit
Daniel Hannan: £1 million? £1 billion? £1 trillion? McDonnell is relying on you not knowing the difference.
Labour is banking on our innumeracy. I don’t say that they are taking us for fools. Plenty of clever and educated people can’t process numbers on that scale.
Sajid Javid: “The direct cost of Corbyn is confirmed: £1.2 trillion of extra spending over the next five years.”
And, the Chancellor notes in his Bolton speech, that excludes 59 Labour policies “which don’t have enough detail for us to cost fairly”.
David Gauke: Whatever briefings from Downing Street may claim, an election fought on a No Deal platform would be disastrous
Let me give seven examples of principles that most Conservatives would support. I struggle to reconcile them with those pursuing a No Deal Brexit at any cost.
Bowman and Westlake’s policy ideas are perfectly compatible with this end, but pitching them as a city and town agenda risks creating a false impression.
Former Government advisers see an opportunity to steer the party towards a “bigger government” vision for the party they’ve always spoiled for.
Sky Data’s numbers suggest that there is no public agreement on how to bear the large costs of the proposal.
Lots of people want to know what the next Prime Minister will do for the country on everything other than Brexit.
Justine Greening: The only way out of this mess is a referendum – with Remain and No Deal on the ballot paper too
This Brexit Parliament has rejected every Brexit option – hard or soft. The only people who can now decide are the public themselves.
But he lists the good news and claims that it has “defied expectations and will provide the solid foundation that Britain needs to seize the opportunities of the future.”
Making Britain better post-Brexit will mean tough decisions about priorities. And that requires the Conservatives to know who their people are.
It’s not hard to find reasons to be frustrated with the Government, but we are still delivering for the British people.
The Chancellor has been fortunate that the public finances have improved substantially at a particularly convenient time.
He may eventually be able to construct a case for return which, while tortuous, would not be beyond the reach of his powers of persuasion.
A Budget with a message for Conservative MPs. Nice little seat you have there. Pity if anything happened to it.
In sum, Hammond said: vote for May’s Deal – or the economy gets it. But there’s more than one way of dicing the next election result.