As a former Chief Secretary to the Treasury, I am uneasy about the bail-out of Flybe. Every time a private business is bailed out by the taxpayer, the pressure grows.
The principle behind any settlement for the Sussexes should be simple: one can’t be half in and half out.
This new government seems to want to concentrate its energies on giving Britain a cutting edge. Will it succeed where others have failed?
One has to pinch oneself to remember that as recently as last July May was Prime Minister, Hammond Chancellor of the Exchequer and Gauke Lord Chancellor.
Johnson is a self-described “Brexity Hezza” and now has the chance to mould a Party and country in his own romantic image.
Plus: Leaders who will have to go and reflections on my eleventh general election. How things have changed.
The tax burden isn’t a full measure of the size of the state. But it’s arguably the pre-eminent factor and certainly that which most concerns the TaxPayers’ Alliance.
They have spent their lives attacking the people who risk their lives trying to protect us from evil and dangerous people. And they lie as they try to cover their tracks.
“Nearly half a million Britons died in World War Two fighting against the anti-semitism, anti-semitism and brutal racism of the nazis.”
The PSOE hoped to reunite the Left. Instead, rising tensions have fuelled extreme parties.
It really is remarkable. Every self-reported measure of wellbeing has improved near continuously in the past eight years.
Had he been on the Left, he would have been regarded as one of our towering public intellectuals. But he committed the ultimate sin: he was a Thatcherite.
The big prize will be that the UK’s economic and trade freedom will be restored, something May’s backstop would have prevented, potentially indefinitely.
In the wake of Johnson’s deal, the Government must balance its plan for Northern Ireland with strengthening “our precious Union” – all four parts of it.
Our arrangements have served us well for centuries. But the current situation reveals that it is in need of a tidy-up to restore its effectiveness and standing.