Even the hard Left now admit that the claim that people are happy to pay more is hollow. Their answer? Harness the politics of envy and division.
It is not especially low tax, nor is it unregulated – though it is certainly a more business-friendly environment then the UK. Here is why it works.
The Chancellor needs to help deliver the sense of direction so strikingly absent in Manchester last month, and indeed since last June’s election.
Plus: the official measure of inflation should be changed; student funding requires reform; and the Chancellor must prepare for No Deal.
On the usual form of general elections, it shouldn’t be there at all – and is more shaped by the Party’s leadership than any of its predecessors.
The Secretary of State says Government has been focusing on affordable homes, and has helped build more council houses in last 5 years than Labour did in previous 13.
A dignified old age should be a key legacy of the current Conservative government – here’s how we could make it a reality for everyone.
Instead of chasing targets for their own sake, we will be free to explore new opportunities for energy supply, jobs and environmental improvements.
Plus: I miss the Liberal Democrat conference. I miss the beards. I miss the sandals. I miss being asked for a discount on a 50p postcard…
We are becoming a society in which contact with officialdom routinely involves decent people being punished for petty infractions of unreasonable laws.
All agree that something must be done. But everyone would prefer that someone else is the one to do it.
More powers for Andy Street in the West Midlands should just be the start.
The ban on petrol and diesel cars by 2040 sends a good long-term signal, but we need tougher measures to address the short-term damage.
One mustn’t believe everything one reads in the papers…but an official accuses Tory council leaders of lying and selfishness.
The full text of the Communities and Local Government Secretary’s speech to the LGA today.