The Chancellor extolled principles that point to the possibility of meaningful pro-growth reform of how revenues are raised.
Without it, we won’t be able to have better public services, less debt and lower deficits, or a fairer deal for younger people.
The second piece in a mini-series on ConHome this week on Net Zero and climate change.
Preventing as much long-term damage to the economy as possible now should be the Chancellor’s priority.
We hope that Finn, Newman and the rest of the new appointees provide a fresh sense of direction and purpose.
Plus: Johnson’s sub-optimal Brexit trade deal choice. I’m not dreaming of a normal Christmas. And: green jobs – overall, a cost not a benefit.
We must embrace an active enterprising state, reformed and reforming, that can help drive an enterprise nation forward.
Chris Pincher, the new appointee, must stay in the post for the rest of this Parliament. It’s the only way that a strategy can be implemented properly.
Would the Government have the bottle for planning, childcare and police overhauls – and will Downing Street sign up to this plan anyway?
In this new political battle, the greatest tension will not be left v right or even fiscal
doves v economic hawks. It will be a battle between creativity and convention.
The third piece in our series this week about what the Conservative Manifesto should look like.
Churchill in his Liberal days wore with pride the scar inflicted on his forehead by the copy of Commons Standing Orders hurled at him by an enraged Tory in 1912.
Between them, the two remaining candidates have already clocked up tax and spending promises of around £51 billion per year.
The former Universities Minister revives his tax-cutting plan from the earlier stages of this leadership contest.
William Keegan’s memoir describes with ebullient good humour how he covered half a century of bad news.