But he looks to be a stronger candidate than he did four years ago, when he first stood to be West Midlands Mayor.
Posts Tagged: Philip Hammond MP
Plus: If Sunak wishes to ingratiate himself with small business people, he should scrap the loan charge and IR35.
Enough of wheeling in the same weary academics and experts, asking them to repeat the assessments they have given to all the previous politicians.
Plus: Why the BBC must keep Neil. Why I’m leaving Lloyds. And: three hours with the LibDem leadership candidates.
We must level-up the country. By providing the funds we need, the Government will send a vote of confidence in the power of local decision-making.
My answer would be “maybe, provided the spending or tax cuts significantly improved our growth potential.”
They keep changing. But does it matter? For the last 30 years, when it comes to the public finances, the diet always starts tomorrow.
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.
The Treasury fights back. How it plans to drive radical reform – and become “the Government’s internal think tank”
Would the Government have the bottle for planning, childcare and police overhauls – and will Downing Street sign up to this plan anyway?
When Lord Kerr whistled, voters turned the Nelsonian equivalent of a deaf ear. When they whistled, he was dragged helplessly along by the command of a democratic vote.
He is one of the few elements of continuity in what has been a turbulent year at the Government’s top table.
How the half a century-long Conservative civil war over Europe was won last week in a single day. By the Brexiteers.
One has to pinch oneself to remember that as recently as last July May was Prime Minister, Hammond Chancellor of the Exchequer and Gauke Lord Chancellor.
It’s not just about there being more Tory MPs. There has been a remarkable clearout of the establishment figures.
Plus: Leaders who will have to go and reflections on my eleventh general election. How things have changed.
Rather than abandon the Apprenticeship Levy, the Conservatives should radically reform it.