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.
Spreadsheet Phil must become Storyteller Phil – if his Budget is to succeed where the Tory conference failed
The Chancellor needs to help deliver the sense of direction so strikingly absent in Manchester last month, and indeed since last June’s election.
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.
She can indicate that neither her party nor the public will be satisfied if she bows the knee to Brussels.
We should put the proceeds in a special Redistribution Fund to spend either on public services, or on poorer communities, or cutting taxes for the lower paid.
Some Ministers and Conservative MPs are so spooked by Corbyn that they are in danger of losing their heads.
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 campaign to quit the EU lacks charismatic faces to put up against the Prime Minister, three former premiers and well-known business figures.
The new Energy and Climate Change Secretary epitomises the belief of the Cameroons that they can dominate politics for many years to come.
Our proposed tax cut for small businesses is big, bold, self-financing – and would boost jobs and drive up living standards. What could be more Thatcherite than that?
Lord Saatchi’s scheme fails the Thatcher Test – because it abandons the principle that the tax system should be as neutral as possible between different businesses.
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