It was darkly funny to see Labour MPs claiming that nationalisation could fix signals failures when track infrastructure is owned and controlled by the state.
Even the Labour Party itself seems aware that the Shadow Chancellor is visibly more wily than his leader.
The Shadow Chancellor praises Corbyn’s “dignity” in the face of “vilification” by the media.
Rather than wasting time with forays into positive discrimination, the Conservatives should weight the merits of various forms of increased flexibility at work.
It is little wonder that young people are turning away from the Right when they find it so difficult to make their way in the world.
Marr quizzed him about Hammond’s predictions regarding Brexit costs.
The gloomy predictions of the Remain campaign proved ludicrously mistaken, but that does not mean there will never again be bad economic news.
It would be a mistake for the Conservatives to even try to recruit him. Instead, they should follow his lead of thinking – and saying – the unsayable.
The tax take is at its highest ever, and yet the Government is looking at ways to raise yet more taxes.
For relief and refreshment from the hucksters of the present day, turn to Jesse Norman’s account of the great philosopher from Kirkcaldy.
The Comprehensive Spending Review has to be seen as a way to reset the narrative. Government need to focus on reform as a positive – not expenditure.
We’re not only better than others at making choices about how to spend our own lives and money – it’s also extremely important for us to be able to do so.
In a balanced economy, the north would produce around £70 billion more. Here is one way to help close that gap.
None of these qualities necessarily stop you wanting things, knowing what you enjoy, and being able to weigh up how to decide.
As the miracles of Hong Kong and Singapore demonstrate, cheaper imports, rather than easier exports, are the big win. The trick is persuading voters to agree.