Triumphalism would not only be unfair to David Cameron, one of the most electorally successful Tory election winners of modern times. It would also be deeply wrong.
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The Government should use our strengths in security, trade and ingenuity to negotiate for a smooth transition to life outside the EU institutions.
“At least they acknowledge that there will be a decent boost to our economy from spending our own money.”
The free marketeers don’t like all his proposals, and quotas would lower standards. But many of his plans head in the right direction.
The Institute for Government’s new guide reminds us that the Conservative-Liberal Democrat partnership helped to improve Britain for the better.
Ryan Bourne: When Clegg claimed over two in five families are vulnerable. And other thoughts on this election campaign
Plus: The OBR isn’t needed to audit manifestos. The SNP’s sleight-of-hand on austerity. A lack of debate on healthcare. And: don’t make promises you can’t keep.
And what it means for now.
It’s one of the most significant developments of this Parliament, and a consolation during this fraught election campaign.
Compare the state of the nation today to how things were when I first became a Treasury Minister and it’s clear how far we’ve come.
Departments cut their resource budgets faster than originally planned, and have had bigger capital budgets. Politics is part of the reason why.