The row over his sacking is a sign of a Party pulled in different directions by the way politics works – and by culture wars. Now a new competitor is knocking at the door.
Posts Tagged: George Osborne
Interview – Davies & McVey. They back May’s deal. “I don’t try to persuade Esther that she shouldn’t do something, and she doesn’t persuade me that I should do something.”
“We’ve both been on a very different journey…our views have aligned.”
“We’re having to be engaged in this because our duty is governance – our duty is the medium and longer term.”
William Keegan’s memoir describes with ebullient good humour how he covered half a century of bad news.
There is a strong case for altering the balance of welfare spending between working people and those retired.
Interview. Sharma – “Every foreign investor I met thought leaving the EU would present significantly more opportunities for bilateral trade.”
The Employment Minister embodies two reasons why the Government is still afloat – its jobs creation record and under-reported Ministerial loyalty.
Henry Newman: Norway Plus, Common Market 2.0. Call it whatever you like, it could basically leave us as a non-voting EU member
It amounts to wishful thinking, not a workable, sustainable answer. And it’s not as easy to implement as some of its advocates make out.
“We’ve instituted it within the NHS already and I would like to see the whole Government going to that position because it’s the responsible thing to do.”
A Budget with a message for Conservative MPs. Nice little seat you have there. Pity if anything happened to it.
In sum, Hammond said: vote for May’s Deal – or the economy gets it. But there’s more than one way of dicing the next election result.
If anti-private landlord agendas are allowed to shape Government policy, things will only get worse for them and for their tenants alike.
If the Budget choice this year is between supporting the new system or raising tax thresholds, the answer is a no brainer.
Plus: Leadsom stonewalls, Cox charms, Brexit stalls. And: my almost-but-not-quite shoulderpads fetish.
Rees-Mogg is “worried” by reports that working families will lose money. Plus: how should May pitch for Labour voters? And why he is “always on good behaviour.”
“Austerity” has been blurred and misused as a term. If everyone takes its end as a promise of whatever they fancy, it will soon get costly and risky.
In all, there are 30 new entries in the whole list, one down on last year and two down on the 2016 record of 33.