As a former Chief Secretary to the Treasury, I am uneasy about the bail-out of Flybe. Every time a private business is bailed out by the taxpayer, the pressure grows.
A new book explains why building land is prohibitively expensive.
Plus: Open regional Tory offices but don’t take CCHQ out of London. The coming IR35 disaster. And: where will you be on January 31?
We in the regions must accept that it will be up to us to provide the detailed data that will help to monitor the success of investment made.
He is tipped by some as a future Prime Minister, but is more plausibly seen as a future Chancellor.
The Prime Minister heads a Cabinet whose stock has risen markedly in the wake of this month’s decisive election victory.
Johnson will be able to call on the advice and views of the Party’s own Muslim MPs, who now include Saqib Bhatti and Imran Ahmad-Khan.
Johnson is a self-described “Brexity Hezza” and now has the chance to mould a Party and country in his own romantic image.
Plus: Leaders who will have to go and reflections on my eleventh general election. How things have changed.
The Chancellor says poor and homeless people have always suffered when Labour leaves an economic crisis, and a Corbyn government would be no different.
Corbyn has made it safer to indulge the Tory leadership’s willingness to spend. But there are signs of at least some restraint.
The Chancellor says that the party will publish “the most detailed, most transparent costings that have ever been published in British electoral history”.
It was described earlier this week as ‘the election issue yet to bark’. But it seems that this sleeping dog has finally awoken.
I hope that we will see more of the Chancellor during the campaign explaining how his plans can help support investment to boost productivity.
Farage’s decision to stand down some Brexit Party candidates seems to have been the most impactful development of this election week.