The former Chancellor can become spokesman for a cause, and it isn’t hard to see what it could be: lower spending and taxes.
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Plus: Chinese whispers, Whitehall moves – and a Budget that is set to target business rather than taxpayers.
In the final instalment of our new mini-series on families and tax, the authors explore how errors in the current arrangements might be fixed.
Despite talk of the negotiations getting bogged down, the French president seems to understand that the process is about politics more than legal complexity.
The political sting must be taken out of our healthcare debate. Conflicting ideas over privatisation, taxation and automation should be given serious, non-partisan review.
Party member opinion on the negotiations is clearly at the harder end of the spectrum on independence and economics – though not invariably on immigration.
Though if May moves Philip Hammond, or seeks to, she is also likely to move Boris Johnson, or try to.
Alex Morton: Cycling is over-hyped, motorists are under-supported. This Government should be on their side.
May should have cut fuel duty pre-election – and longer term, we will need to switch to taxing congestion.
Interview: The double-hatted Suella Fernandes – both a member of the Government and a pro-Leave group leader
She points to the opportunities to imitate New Zealand agriculture, and to crack down on big businesses which evade tax.
He warns the House of Lords that amending the Article 50 Bill would exceed their constitutional remit.
The group wants a Hard Brexit. Either way, the Government should move Article 50 before next spring is over.
Howard Flight: The City can flourish after Brexit – and the EEA option is the safest means of ensuring this happens
Continental Europe needs the financial services of London just as much, if not more, than London needs its financial exports to Continental Europe.
The people want a respectful, decent and honest referendum on the EU. Some in Government are failing to live up to that standard.
It felt more like a pre-election than a post-election one – and was shot through by a sense of the Chancellor’s political mortality.
The Chancellor was a commanding figure, Jeremy Corbyn could do nothing to spoil things for him, and Andrew Tyrie will now check whether the figures add up.