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.
Posts Tagged: Northern Powerhouse
Mark Field: As the Budget approaches, the storm clouds gather – and the long haul back to sustainable recovery goes on
For too long, millions of our fellow Britons have lacked the skills or consistent record of employment to justify their level of workplace earnings.
Omar Khan: How serious and enduring will Cameron’s commitment to tackle racial inequality prove to be?
There is a need for a common vision that has buy-in from the party faithful to make them long-lasting – whoever takes over as the next Prime Minister.
Meanwhile, Northern Ireland is feeling pretty chipper.
Alexandra Jones: Osborne can get the urban benefits bill down by allowing cities to keep the savings
The housing shortage is pushing benefit bills up in the prosperous South East. Here’s how to get them down.
The third and final piece in our series investigating whether the Chancellor has managed to rebalance the economy.
Michael Martins: Osborne has changed the nature of the economy – but has he changed it the right way?
The first piece in our series on the Chancellor’s record explores his ambition to rebalance the economy between sectors and regions.
Osborne must hope Labour moderates hold the thin red line in town halls or he may, like Thatcher, be forced to centralise.
Anna Round: If Osborne’s Northern Powerhouse is to work, it needs devolved education and skills – not just infrastructure
Nicky Morgan’s department is the untouched by devolution – yet it can make the biggest difference in creating the Northern Powerhouse,
Today is the tenth anniversary of his election as Conservative leader – the most electorally successful one in modern times bar Thatcher.
Goodbye, Austerity Chancellor. Hello, leadership contender. The Autumn Statement was framed to please Conservative backbenchers rather than crafted to balance the books.
He has succeeded in boosting recovery, but failed to eliminate the deficit. Now he must prove his determination to fix that roof – whether the sun is shining or not.
Localism must mean greater tax raising powers for councils.
It may be that the tight timetable of the devo-deals process has left the public feeling shut out of the discussion.
“We are the builders.”