When open markets are being called into question by the Left, the last thing the economy needs is for a Conservative Government to play the interventionist card.
The changes in the ratings of the top three are almost unchanged, another tribute to the consistency of the poll.
A response to Paul Goodman’s recent article arguing that opponents of Leave should accept that spending didn’t swing the referendum – since Remain spent more.
She implies that it has also been “spun” by the media, however.
“Soft power only works because hard power stands behind it…That’s why this is our moment to retain our competitive advantage and invest in hard power capabilities.”
“It was absolutely outrageous, what it did in Salisbury,” he says during his first major speech on defence policy.
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The erroneous assumption that hostile states were no longer relevant has rightly been abandoned. Now our Armed Forces need the resources to meet the challenge.
Last month, he told the Defence Select Committee that Russia has ousted terrorism from the top of the national threat list – which has big spending implications.
Meanwhile, 51 per cent of respondents believe that Theresa May should resign as Party leader before the next election.
It’s one thing to recognise the long-term threats posed by states such as Russia, quite another to meet them.
After years of defence cuts and maybe more to come, we must ask whether the Armed Forces are properly equipped to keep Britain safe.
And the Prime Minister, tenth in the table last time round, is back in negative territory and second from bottom.
Respondents are much where they were a few weeks ago, for all the turmoil that has taken place since the reshuffle.
Brexit has transformed the context in which we plan our security. Commitments to our European neighbours and Global Britain require more money.