Opportunists will try to lay it all at the door of Brexit. But the truth is more complex – not least given rising wages and the knock-on effects of Trump’s tax cuts.
The clock is ticking on the Brexit negotiations and spreading confusion in this manner will only undermine the Prime Minister’s negotiating hand.
If we do, we could reverse at least some of the six per cent hit to GDP it has caused so far. If we don’t, we could continue to lose productivity growth of 0.2 per cent a year.
It’s often suggested that the Remain wing of the Cabinet wouldn’t wear such a choice. I doubt it.
The digital revolution throws up a legion of big policy questions – from the ethics of AI to stopping terrorism online. We can make a start by getting the facts right.
Voters know that Project Fear-style predictions can’t be trusted – it’s remarkable that pro-EU campaigners still haven’t realised the tactic has been rumbled.
The Tees Valley mayor says his area was “left behind in the Blair and Brown years”, and this is a chance to rebalance the economy.
The Government had next to no living standards message at the election. It needs one now – and to explain how it fits in with those three priorities.
The brutal reality is that Britain needs the country the President governs – and so by extension needs him too.
Transport for the North can now set its own priorities and make its own plans – but Westminster must devolve more powers to allow it to reach its full potential.
It would be the logical next step after taking back control from Brussels. And it would pull the rug from under Corbyn’s feet.
But he says the way the Chancellor presented the OBR’s growth figures was “interesting”.
It continues to clear the deficit, prepare for Brexit, and back our businesses with the support they need to boost productivity.
How will Corbynomics work in practice? And how much will it really cost?
Only six per cent of land is built on. Yet the planning system is still blocking perfectly reasonable development proposals.