If our survey’s findings are representative, this majority either agrees with the Chancellor or is in unity mode or both.
The second piece in our pre-Budget series on how to eliminate the structural deficit.
It’s always tempting for politicians to outsource important decisions. But it doesn’t work.
George Osborne ignored the well-justified caution which had kept minimum wage rises so modest, and the evidence that his ploy will harm employment growth.
Plus: Labour goes all Smethwick in Copeland. And: Sky News dumbs down at breakfast.
In the last year he has lost much of his grassroots support and a powerful patron, leaving him without political armour.
The harsh truth is that, nearly seven years into Conservative-led Government, we are still living beyond our means.
To make STPs work, Ministers need to have the courage of their convictions. That starts with the NHS and social care budget, of which STPs should take full control.
Children lose out, and there’s a knock-on elder care, too.
Most of the latter are used to trying to stop rebellions, not start them.
Macmillan’s efforts succeeded because Churchill backed him fully. The Communities Secretary is not in the same happy position with May.
“The Government has chosen – and I respect this decision – not to make the economy the priority.”
The recently departed Prime Minister is re-emerging – and working on his memoirs. He will want to project his greatest achievement: public service reform.
The vast majority of people are neither Not-In-My-Backyarders nor Yes-In-My-Backyarders but Maybe-In-My-Backyarders.
Too many people have seen little wage growth in over two decades, and remain in insecure jobs with no prospect of in-work progression.