In one of an occasional series we are running in advance of the Budget, some radical suggestions for kickstarting the British economy.
Plus: Sturgeon is ridiculous to criticise the PM’s trip to Scotland. And: Now’s not the time for a Coronavirus inquiry.
As nearly 70 of the party’s MPs successfully campaigned to remove 30 criminals from a flight, their leader has gone quiet. Again.
“There’s got to be a time to heal before you go into any divisive, conflicting referendum.”
While it’s important to focus on the ‘R’ rate in tackling covid, we must also balance health concerns against two other Rs – recovery versus recession.
As the tenth anniversary of the 2010 election approaches, the author says that Labour’s own austerity record and plans were almost as tough as the Coalition’s.
Economic competence has been the cornerstone of the Conservative appeal. Remove that cornerstone and the entire structure becomes fragile.
Of course, many of the sacked ministers – Fallon, Mitchell, Shapps and a dozen others are hoping for preferment under a Boris administration.
The then EU Budget Commissioner told me that giving control of this funding to national governments would make it subject to “democratic whim”.
I welcome the suggestion that local Associations should follow the lead that the National Convention took last weekend.
The challenge to “our precious union” will be as much constitutional as economic – Deal, No Brexit…or No Deal especially.
At the same time as putting in more money, there must be a credible plan to spend it effectively – including improvements to how care is delivered.
After our recent series asked ‘What should Tories tax?’, the Adam Smith Institute’s Head of Research kicks off a new mini-series seeking routes to lower taxes.
Ignoring the family unit means pressures on benefits – and burdening some poorer families with the highest effective marginal tax rate in the developed world.