The lack of a Conservative Commons majority prevented the Chancellor from doing much more than playing it safe – which he did effectively.
Posts Tagged: Northern Powerhouse
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.
We have our reservations about the Foreign Secretary, but concede that he alone, of those Ministers who spoke this week, made the Tory message sing.
For Britain to prosper after Brexit, and Corbyn to be thwarted, the Northern Powerhouse is indispensable.
The first article in a five-piece series by the author on how Britain must prepare for March 31 2019 – and has less than 600 days to get it right.
His position as an adviser was more than decorative and he will be a loss. But as someone or other once put it, there is no alternative.
And their doing so can help end the relative underperformance of northern schools.
In my area, transport, there will be better jobs on the roads, at the airports and on rail, and more business success elsewhere.
Too many people have seen little wage growth in over two decades, and remain in insecure jobs with no prospect of in-work progression.
I hope that this decision is the first step in a drive to ensure greater connectivity between British cities and the rest of the world.
The Government’s change of emphasis on borrowing offers the Prime Minister a new chance to break through to voters there.
“People did not vote on June 23rd to become poorer or less secure.” Hammond’s Conference speech: full text
“As we negotiate our exit from the EU, this Government will fight for the best possible deal for British business and British workers.”
Wales has shown Labour failure and a lack of true accountability.
Poaching eye-catching individuals with technical expertise but no political loyalty has not proved a good way to run a Government.
The combination of a small majority, radical intent, a flow of power one way to Cabinet Ministers and another to key aides requires adjustment.