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Posts Tagged: Philip Hammond MP
The Chief Whip has enjoyed something of a boost from last month’s victories on crucial votes, but the overall picture reflects a settled disenchantment.
Javid is right to bury the “tens of thousands” target – but he needs to set out a clear pathway to lower migration.
The Prime Minister’s previous form suggests that she will keep kicking the can down the road, or try to – even after the road runs out.
“Not leaving would be seen as a betrayal of that referendum decision. But leaving without a deal would undermine our future prosperity.” Hammond’s Davos speech – full text
“My message today is this: Britain is a great place to do business.”
Is it reasonable to expect more political benefit from record numbers in employment, record numbers of vacancies, and wages rising faster than inflation?
Today, May is swinging towards her Party’s leavers. The logic of the Chancellor’s position, and that of his allies, is to block her – or try to.
25 questions about (another) early general election – and the horror show it could be for the Conservatives
The more one thinks about it, the more problematic it becomes.
The biggest defeat in modern times and the largest Tory rebellion won’t stop her trying to resurrect her deal.
Security, cohesion, integration, solidarity: all are intangible. But we pay – literally – to gain them. Why single out self-government?
The conventional wisdom is: weak Prime Minister, strong Cabinet. But what we see is: weak Prime Minister, weak Cabinet.
Universal Credit. Noble aim, thorny problems – and Rudd’s decision. If the scheme is to work properly, it must be paid for.
If you appoint Duncan Smith to the post she now holds, as Cameron did in 2010, it follows that you must fund his plan fully.
Applying it to second properties would see more stimulation in the market and see a quick and notable rise in established properties selling.
Meanwhile, Leadsom makes huge gains following her rebuke to the Speaker over alleged sexist remarks.
There are three contenders in double figures, one well ahead of the other two – and a very long tail of names in single figures,