We have a habit of looking back at policy platforms pursued by previous Conservative Governments, and attempting to bring back popular policies like a poor Hollywood remake.
The Chancellor’s recent claims of a coming “Deal Dividend” sent the wrong message at the wrong time – and showed up a deep Treasury malaise.
Plus: Leadsom stonewalls, Cox charms, Brexit stalls. And: my almost-but-not-quite shoulderpads fetish.
That’s you told, Johnson and Truss. Plus: a Universal Credit Brexit Dividend for working families.
The excuse is always that there aren’t enough beds in other places. How come Labour goes to Brighton, then?
I didn’t have private tutoring, I didn’t go to the local grammar school, I don’t fit the Left’s stereotype. Is that why it’s been kept back?
You may have thought his speech over the top. (And he may have thought so too.) But politics needs top-flight people who are really good at what they do.
The PM needs to empathise with those who have concerns about her policy. She should accept that Chequers is probably not anyone’s dream plan.
And: Churchill-mania, Moggmania, and the passion of Rory Stewart. Plus: too many lobbyists.
P.S: Re my health. At 72, everything works as it should, with one exception – but help is at hand from modern medicine…
When we asked people what mattered most to themselves and their families Brexit dropped to third place, with the cost of living at the top of the list.
The words “Chequers” and “Canada” don’t pass his lips, but he’s careful not to die in a ditch for the former or to rule out the latter.
She unwittingly legitimised unrealistic Brexit expectations and Corbyn’s economic argument.
Online they swarm when I ask for questions to Davidson: they must be frightened of her. Plus: what was May thinking? What I’ll be doing. Top 100 people on the Conservative Right. And: why Farage should quit UKIP.
His promises are unaffordable, and his spending plans are reckless, but he has started to offer retail policies.