Whether moderate right Conservative, or moderate left, austerity is dead, and this new age will be with us for a long time to come.
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Some form of the scheme may be necessary as an expedient. But beware: nothing lasts so long as the temporary.
The Chancellor’s statement. A firm second step – but he must go further to deliver “whatever it takes”.
The most significant part of his announcement was talks with employers and unions “to urgently develop new forms of employment support”.
The economy and the virus. Tear up the rulebook – we need Big State Government on a scale unknown in modern times.
The implications of the crisis are such that Johnson and Sunak need not so much to think outside the box as to trample it to tatters altogether.
In the first piece of a mini-series, our guest author also argues the Government should look again at IR35, and make it more worthwhile to work.
Cameron’s memoirs offer a hint of where the occupant of Number 11 may look to raise property taxes instead.
As the Prime Minister said, many people have lent us their vote, and they won’t be so generous next time if we get it wrong.
Tom Clougherty: Unless Labour resorts to printing money, higher income tax, NI or VAT are coming – for the many, not the few
That’s a legitimate political agenda, and people are quite welcome to vote for it. But they deserve to know what’s coming.
Who will their taxes really hit? How much will they truly raise? And can this really be described as a ‘moderate’ agenda?
Their manifesto doesn’t provide any costings for their most expensive plans. The IFS says their tax pledge is not believable. But will they get away with it?
We need an overhaul to meet both the immediate challenges posed by Brexit and to maintain our global position as other countries start catching us up.
It’s a bit like the roof of Parliament’s Westminster Hall: which is held up by a lot of huge, ancient beams all resting on each other.
The Conservative Party could become the natural home for the urban working class if it revived these towns, David Skelton argues in his new book.
His time and room are very constricted, but he can at least demonstrate his domestic priorities – police and schools.
His campaign was slow to start, and sometimes misfired. But he found his voice, is part of a Johnson future – and is back on the up.