“The language should be that of giving people their chance to succeed and of being on their side – a “people politics” that many practice locally but which must be scaled up.”
People are not yet at the point where they believe the party in government needs kicking out; they are still willing to give us a hearing.
They include both the working class vote being up for grabs…and the Party adapting to the changing nature of modern Britain.
Its awards consume roughly a quarter of public spending. It is hard to see where the tax hikes or spending scaleback to fund them will come from if the Chancellor sticks to his guns.