“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.
Posts Tagged: George Osborne
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.
What if somebody as far to the right as Corbyn is to the left managed to win the Tory leadership?
Khan is hanging around City Hall, waiting for the Labour leadership to turn up. London can do better.
I’ve already voted for Boff as the Conservative candidate. Sometimes I suspect that he knows even more about the capital than Peter Ackroyd.
Jake Berry: What I found on my Northern Powerhouse tour. Resilience, skill, innovation and success. Plus an appetite for Brexit.
But more money and powers need to be given directly to the North to drive further progress.
It’s real aim is to create the circumstances in which Brexit can be halted – without the all-but-impossible holding of a pre-March 29 plebiscite.
Interview: Stewart Jackson, Davis’ former SpAd, accuses Downing Street of “constitutional impropriety”
He claims that there was a conspiracy by officials in Number Ten’s Europe Unit to water down Brexit.
Robert Halfon: What Hunt has done for the NHS, Hinds must do for schools. We need textbooks, not tanks.
Plus: beware of claims that we’ve reached Peak Corbyn. Don’t raise fuel duty. Scrap hospital car parking charges. And: Hands keeps his promises.
The Vote Leave director is the onlie begetter of this cashfest. But we’ve said it before and say it again: Britain can’t tax its way to prosperity – or a better health service.
There is also a lesson for councillors – to challenge their officials in making lazy choices when bids are put in for contracts.
If Ministers believe that 30p on annual bills is too high a price, they should seek the right number – and a deal to get us there.
Chloe Westley: Enough talk of tax rises from Tory Ministers. Let’s have tax cuts instead. Or else what are they for?
The Conservatives are not going to win the hearts and minds of the British people by proposing Labour-lite policies. There must be something different on offer.
This ambitious 39-year-old is grappling valiantly with the Leveson problem, and no one does a better digital transformation.
Ministers like Amber Rudd have great difficulty finding able SpAds because the Conservative Research Department, which used to train them, has been destroyed.
The new Home Secretary won’t toe the Downing Street line as his predecessor did. His appointment is thus a sign of weakness at the top.