We would remain bound by the EU’s protectionist tariff structure, and have our trade agreements determined by institutions on which we were not represented.
The former Chancellor has taken to the role of newspaper editor, but some will see his attacks on the Prime Minister as unhelpful.
There are only five days to go until the start of the Brexit negotiations. May cannot afford to make a reshuffle mess of a department from which she has now lost two Ministers.
He says the former chancellor has become a “mischievous journalist”.
Her new administration would be on the right side on the big issues – Brexit, immigration, Islamism; and would likely feel its way towards the right answer on the economy and trade.
The Government has heard the message, and is dropping the mayoral requirement for rural counties seeking increased devolved power.
Instead the Party talks about “consolidation”, but is that just a sign that the reforms have no champion left in Number 10?
May’s manifesto is real politics – that’s to say, a serious attempt to prepare Britain for the post-Brexit challenges of the future.
The Prime Minister’s manifesto will have its flaws, but she has grasped the implications of Brexit more surely than any other senior politician.
Gender, race and sexuality dominated the early phases of Tory modernisation. The Prime Minister is now scaling the most challenging peak: class.
The Work and Pensions Secretary, sacked by Cameron, is back under May – and helping to reverse Osborne’s clampdown on welfare for working people.
A note of thanks and appreciation from the Editor.
A government isn’t elected just to administer the public sector, but to lead the nation.
Transport improvements are boosting enterprise.
Cameron’s first election should have been about security and his second about hope.