The Prime Minister’s manifesto will have its flaws, but she has grasped the implications of Brexit more surely than any other senior politician.
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A ‘relative’ cap on the difference between standard variable tariffs and acquisition tariffs could untie Adam Smith’s ‘invisible hand’ in the retail energy market.
Lord Ashcroft: In the West Midlands, the heads of my Labour-background focus group battle with their hearts
“I just feel worried. I don’t know if I would a hundred per cent want to vote for the Conservatives, because still emotionally I’m attached to Labour.”
He can’t manage an ordered manifesto launch, but wants voters to give him direct control of vast swathes of industry.
They want a market that lines their pockets at the expense of the overwhelming majority of their customers.
May wants to break with the Thatcher tradition on controls, but there are risks from our old friend the law of unexpected consequences.
Our survey and the manifesto. How party members ranked potential policies – from defence to HS2. Full list.
Keeping the triple lock third from bottom; scrapping the Human Rights Act fifth from top; an energy price cap fourth from bottom.
Adam Wildman: Why the pollution panic? Our air is getting cleaner. May should ignore the scaremongering – and help drivers
We should not let the Left’s virtue-signalling convince us that imposing further penalties on drivers would be a good idea.
This fourth piece of our mini-series on what should be in the manifesto argues she must build a fair market for all.
A compensation scheme will be welcome. But the Government might yet have to introduce other punitive measures.
The former fear that it will revive what they believe are business-unfriendly ideas about foreign takeovers and workers on boards.
The cost of £100 to the average household energy bill is just an example.
New polling finds that they are proud of Britain’s action on climate change, and want the main EU environment regulations retained after Brexit.
The Government must try to build from the essentials out – security, legal certainty, frictionless trade. Zero tariffs would be the icing on the cake.
You may well hear grumbling from businesses about the levy which will help to fund them – but the effort will be worth it.