The Leader of the House has been a critic of tax rises, and is a key ally of the Prime Minister.
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Sarah Ingham: People voted to take back control of Britain’s borders. The Government must now do so.
Policymakers should be asking themselves whose quality of life worsens thanks to the current unplanned mess.
I can’t find evidence of wrongdoing, from the Treasury or anyone else. But anyone who has issued such threats risks very serious trouble.
Ryan Bourne: Don’t write off the Budget. It showed that the Treasury is taking incentives and tax coherence seriously again.
The Chancellor extolled principles that point to the possibility of meaningful pro-growth reform of how revenues are raised.
Johnson should be allowed to build a legacy with special projects – provided he agrees to big savings elsewhere. There is plenty of scope.
Georgia L. Gilholy: Gordon Brown is right. Legalising euthanasia would spell disaster for the vulnerable.
Euthanasia campaigners are misled about what the true impact of this legal and cultural watershed would be.
John Redwood: The EU has become the biggest threat to the Union of the UK. Lord Frost must move swiftly to protect its integrity.
The EU seems to think that there’s a price to be paid for Brexit – and that is the detachment of Northern Ireland from the UK.
Bim Afolami: MPs’ plight. Trolls, terrorists and thugs account for much of it. But some our problems are of our own making.
We need to stand up for the value of Parliament and of spending time there improving and working on legislation.
This looks as if it is a terrorist incident, the former Prime Minister says, so we shouldn’t show weakness.
Andrew Bowie: Cameron, and his modernising agenda, inspired my generation. Who or what will inspire the next one?
Conservatives must reach out, listen and engage much more with young people.
The Chancellor is damned if he yields to backbenchers’ demands for bailouts – and damned if he doesn’t.
Politicians and civil servants need to relearn that the route to lower taxes lies in sustained economic growth and discipline on public expenditure.
Don’t assume that it will necessarily happen only after the boundary review has come into effect.
David Gauke: Sunak’s options for a Budget windfall. Lower debt, tax cuts and higher spending. Which will he choose?
The Chancellor will have have more money to play with than was forecast. How he uses these additional resources will tell us a great deal about his priorities.
Andrew Haldenby: Health and Social Care. Central planning and targets didn’t work for Blair – and won’t do so for Johnson, either.
The Government has a choice. Local solutions with limited funding – or £10 billion on centralised non-solutions.