And so it was that the cause of Remain, fronted by Cameron and George Osborne, lost out to that of Leave, led by…Boris Johnson and Michael Gove.
“Anyone who challenges the system, of course the system will throw the kitchen sink at you.”
“I apologise to the Jewish Community for the suffering we have inflicted on them,” he says.
Our nagging worry is: what about voters who may not want to get Brexit done, but are nonetheless apprehensive about Corbyn and John McDonnell’s tax plans?
Today’s pledge of a swift Tory National Insurance cut is welcome, but more importantly it sets the stage for an attack on Corbyn’s tax grab.
Who will their taxes really hit? How much will they truly raise? And can this really be described as a ‘moderate’ agenda?
Let him carry on what he’s started by exploding the financial framework Labour announced in only two days.
He says: “95 per cent of earners will not have an increase in their income tax rates or VAT or national insurance”.
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?
It is capitalising on voters who weren’t born in the era of state monopolies having no idea how much worse these companies were under Corbyn’s dinosaur model.
“I’m deeply saddened” to hear of the Jewish community’s concerns about the Labour Party, the Shadow Chancellor says.
In my view, they’d be mad not to make him a defining feature of their campaign. The party should be running a contrast campaign with ‘Corbyn’s Labour’.
It is time for the Commons to stop telling us what it’s against and to show what it’s for, which ought to be: this deal.
The start of the debate on the Queen’s Speech showed how the general election will be fought.
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.