Precisely what does Johnson think was wrong with the 2010-2018 deficit reduction agenda? Who knows? The Tories don’t have a clear economic story.
Several wonder how these big spending pledges are sustainable.
What normalisation should mean is the return to a functioning market economy where our wants and needs are met in today’s circumstances.
If the Prime Minister doesn’t have confidence in his most senior Ministers, it’s impossible to see how anyone else can.
Hopefully it will be crisis averted, and we’ll have a bit more time to fix the hole. But sooner or later, difficult choices on tax and spending are coming.
But some free marketeers are concerned about the huge borrowing rise and the reliance on “bureaucrats picking winners.”
There are now so many of them that the degree itself has less impact on employability – this ensuring that they become less economically valuable.
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.
In sum, Hammond said: vote for May’s Deal – or the economy gets it. But there’s more than one way of dicing the next election result.
There is compelling evidence that there are only two tenures – social housing and home ownership – by which wellbeing of people is supported effectively.
The Government should consider setting up a domestic policy Cabinet sub-committee to help alleviate the Brexit bandwidth problem.
They need time and resources spent on preparing them for employment and for life – and for their Government to adapt as quickly as they are doing.
Onward, FREER, the revitalised CPS. The Tory MPs involved in all these will have to take some risks if they’re to get off the groumd.
Our innovative Earn Your Deposit Scheme would give the young a real chance to get on the housing ladder.
The Centre for Policy Studies, Institute of Economic Affairs, Bright Blue, and others give their verdict on the Conservatives’ programme for government.