Hammond wants no longer to treat it as a second Budget-style political opportunity. That may turn out to be better in principle than in practice.
Posts Tagged: Gordon Brown MP
If Brexit happens, Osborne won’t deliver his emergency budget. The Commons will stop him if he tries. And he won’t be in post for long either way.
He is treating people like fools.
Young doctors have been wickedly misled by the BMA to break the Hippocratic Oath – although one in five has had the bravery to cross the picket lines.
Chris Grayling: Labour’s attack on Cameron is an attack on all Conservatives – and on succcess itself
We have long believed that those who build wealth in our nation should be able to pass on the fruits of their work to their children and grandchildren.
The Chancellor should resist the temptation to ease the path to June’s referendum and further his leadership ambitions.
He should stay on to give it the benefit of his finest hours, worst moments, close shaves, cock-ups, might-have-beens and, yes, wisdom.
The Chancellor doesn’t want to repeat Brown’s mistakes – if he wins the top job, there is a clear route to holding a snap election.
Garvan Walshe: Poland’s anti-democratic new government puts Thatcher’s Eastern Europe legacy in danger
Establishing democratic government in Eastern Europe was the great success of the Cold War. Poland’s new administration has set about destroying it.
The Autumn Statement and Spending Review were far too interventionist.
“Why doesn’t the Prime Minister accept that his ability to command his Cabinet has simply disappeared?”
We can’t win a workable majority without breaking through in more seats in the urban and suburban North and Midlands.
Of course budgeting is about priorities: but the Comprehensive Spending Review decision seems short-termist and wrong.
He has succeeded in boosting recovery, but failed to eliminate the deficit. Now he must prove his determination to fix that roof – whether the sun is shining or not.
The Institute for Government’s new guide reminds us that the Conservative-Liberal Democrat partnership helped to improve Britain for the better.
And the worst example? Blair and Brown in their second term.