An alien visitor, judging only from the texture of daily life, would assume that Britain in early 2021 was a far more repressive state than Russia or China.
The first of a ConHome series this week on Boris Johnson’s Reset Moment – and what should follow from it.
Stateside narratives have a tendency to be imported into UK politics – one of the knock-on effects of this messy Presidential election outcome.
It represents an emergency call to arms – not a permanent transition towards a command society.
The Chancellor’s measures leave us well prepared to tackle its short-term challenges as well as helping to shape the long-term trajectory of the economy.
We lost Putney, but gained loads of poorer seats in the north and midlands. That’s highlighted the tensions.
We economic liberals should be cautiously thankful for the stay of execution that his leadership and manifesto have given us.
The fifth piece in our series this week about what the Tory Manifesto should look like.
It really is remarkable. Every self-reported measure of wellbeing has improved near continuously in the past eight years.
Interdependence and independence need each other, and the Conservative Party should stand for both.
If we can’t think of anything that’s going to do real good, maybe we could act like true Conservatives for once – and choose to do nothing at all?
Its muscular power is needed to boost share ownership, build houses and tax wealth rather than income. And let’s rule out a No Deal Brexit.
The police should not arrest people for being offensive. Not just because burglaries and violence matter more. But because we need the freedom to offend.
Money would go from one person through a bureaucracy to another person in the same household – who probably holds a joint bank account with the first person.
They must also rediscover the interests of the consumer – and be better at engaging working class voters on social issues.