We should never forget the millions of people who are “just about managing” – they will find it harder to budget over the next few months.
Tomorrow marks the first anniversary of the Prime Minister’s boldest move to get us ahead in the new space race – the One Web deal.
The founder of the British Union of Fascists deserves no rehabilitation. But the prospect of it seems slight, and both he and his son are dead.
We are the party of mobility and enterprise. But we are also the party of community and belonging. What is it to be – roots or wings?
Without it, we won’t be able to have better public services, less debt and lower deficits, or a fairer deal for younger people.
I thought it would be useful to pass on some phrases that have fallen into disuse, but might be needed again if the authorities don’t get their act together.
The country’s Prime Minister is a classic cakeist – berating the EU on the one hand, but not seeking to leave on the other.
Conservative governments can raise tax rates temporarily as part of a clear plan – which wasn’t the case with last week’s announcement.
This can give the Tories a tremendous advantage in a democracy because the public, as a whole, does not have fixed views either.
Can we really afford to get on the front foot against Russia and China at once as the United States trends towards isolationism?
We could have degraded Al Qaeda and then left. Or else pursued a proper counter-insurgency plan. Instead, we did neither.
Keynesian Macmillan got through four Chancellors in six years. We hope that Boosterist Johnson, who’s already lost one, doesn’t see this as a precedent.
This soldier and statesmen deserves the memorial shield in Parliament that is now customary for Members killed in the line of duty.
He ranks with Gladstone as one of the truly great premiers of the 19th Century. Both also inflicted huge damage on their respective parties.
I called publicly for the collective award of the GC to the NHS fully 15 months ago – within a month of the nation going into its first lockdown.