Johnson should be allowed to build a legacy with special projects – provided he agrees to big savings elsewhere. There is plenty of scope.
Posts Tagged: Margaret Thatcher
Pay is a business cost and, in reaction, profit-seeking firms will raise prices, cut worker benefits, slash services, or leave the sector if profits are squeezed.
Andrew Bowie: Cameron, and his modernising agenda, inspired my generation. Who or what will inspire the next one?
Conservatives must reach out, listen and engage much more with young people.
Damian Green: Wage-price spirals. Cost-push inflation. A brief guide to 1970s economic jargon. It may come in useful.
I thought it would be useful to pass on some phrases that have fallen into disuse, but might be needed again if the authorities don’t get their act together.
But what will be remembered from this brilliant comic performance in which he asserted his personal primacy? Not much, perhaps.
Andrew Gimson’s conference sketch. Davis says the Conservative Party is going to have to have a big argument about economic policy.
He says “our history is the history of freedom”, which includes the freedom to rebel when you think the Government is getting it wrong.
Andrew Gimson’s Conference sketch: Never has a British Chancellor sounded so optimistic about fiscal responsibility
Sunak brought Californian sunshine to the rainy skies of Manchester, while preaching Thatcherite morality.
Truss must ensure Britain remains a global leader in development, as well as in defence and diplomacy.
Interview with Kwasi Kwarteng: “My job is to make us not lose sight of the fact that we are Conservatives”
He says that road haulage interests are trying to revive the pre-Brexit economy – but that the Government will stand firm for higher wages.
Helen Barnard: As the Conservatives’ annual conference looms into view, has the party forgotten families?
Ministers should grasp the nettle on living standards, reform childcare and encourage employers to help family life.
Tim Montgomerie: Lessons for ideology-free Johnson – and the Conservatives – in ideology-free Merkel’s legacy. And her party’s fate.
Political popularity appears to be broad and sustained but, when eventually it is exhausted, the falling away of support is dramatic.
Jon Moynihan and Christopher Howarth: Now Truss should deploy Britain’s Brexit dividend – all the way from aid to trade
Anti-corruption and cementing new treaties should take precedence over softer fashionable favourites.
Local elections in depth: Plymouth’s divided fortunes pose challenge for the City’s new Conservative leaders.
We continue our series, putting this year’s local elections under the magnifying glass to find changes and trends.
Andrew Griffith: If public services aren’t radically reformed, the new healthcare levy may be in vain
Delivering our popular and bold programme will require better instrumentation, clearer goals and new ways of working.
Johnson, Sunak, tax and spending. The former strains to soar skywards. The latter keeps tugging him back to earth.
Conservative governments can raise tax rates temporarily as part of a clear plan – which wasn’t the case with last week’s announcement.