And so it was that the cause of Remain, fronted by Cameron and George Osborne, lost out to that of Leave, led by…Boris Johnson and Michael Gove.
We economic liberals should be cautiously thankful for the stay of execution that his leadership and manifesto have given us.
Vague plans to “review” business rates, “clamp down” on late payments, or “reform” Entrepreneurs’ Relief will do little to inspire.
Who will their taxes really hit? How much will they truly raise? And can this really be described as a ‘moderate’ agenda?
The PM says that £6bn saved by delaying cuts in corporation tax will be used to fund public services like the NHS.
Rather than abandon the Apprenticeship Levy, the Conservatives should radically reform it.
Without one, spending on older citizens will so far outstrip revenue from workers that future governments will face some unpleasant choices.
Each week, our panel of James Frayne, Marcus Roberts, Trevor Phillips, and Salma Shah will will analyse and assess what’s happening.
The fourth piece in our series this week about what the Tory Manifesto should look like.
It really is remarkable. Every self-reported measure of wellbeing has improved near continuously in the past eight years.
The ignorance of many MPs and ministers towards the state of seaside communities is particularly surprising as coastal constituencies elect a quarter of all MPs.
There have been compromises on both sides and the DUP says it cannot support the new Withdrawal Agreement. But what’s actually in it and what’s new?
We should counter their crude and authoritarian plan proposals with a progressive plan for flexible working which better suits the modern workforce.
My new pamphlet for the Centre for Policy Studies sets out a programme which would empower voters truly to Take Back Control.
The UK needs a state-of-the-art ‘gigafactory’, and it should be built here in the West Midlands alongside our established automotive cluster.