Control the controllables. So provide assistance, ease the pain, reverse the tax hikes, explain why – and focus on a pro-growth strategy.
Posts Tagged: Standard of Living
Jonathan Werran: Levelling up. Is Gove poised to mimic his academies programme and bypass local authorities?
The fourth part of a ConHome series this week on Levelling Up as the Government’s White Paper nears publication.
Bim Afolami: Get ready for interest rates to rise – with all the shock to homeowners, families and borrowers that will follow
We should never forget the millions of people who are “just about managing” – they will find it harder to budget over the next few months.
Gabriel Milland: Ignore the climate change sceptics. They speak only for themselves – not the mass of centre right and Red Wall voters.
Our polling suggests that the dissenters’ take on events is seen as deeply eccentric by Tory voters.
I believe so – but nonetheless, the balance of risks, driven by economic and political trends, has definitely shifted.
Richard Holden: Access to cash. Here in County Durham, it matters to voters. Sunak should help to guarantee it.
For many in my community – particularly those on tight budgets, pensioners, and people trying to manage their way out of debt – cash is what they live by.
Liam Fox: The virus – what it is, what it means, and the two options open to Ministers for phasing out the shutdown
Whatever model is adopted or whatever alternative proposal is deemed better, the public need to know that there is an exit strategy in place.
Measuring people’s incomes needs to be part of measuring progress – but we need to be careful, because different measures give different results.
Neil O’Brien: Policies for a new Britain – in which the central point for new Tory MPs is the moors on the edge of Sheffield
Can have a bold enough economic policy that people in these newly gained seats can see the difference in five years’ time?
Tom Clougherty: Unless Labour resorts to printing money, higher income tax, NI or VAT are coming – for the many, not the few
That’s a legitimate political agenda, and people are quite welcome to vote for it. But they deserve to know what’s coming.
It really is remarkable. Every self-reported measure of wellbeing has improved near continuously in the past eight years.
Instead, the Party must demonstrate how the Labour leader as Prime Minister would raise living costs and damage public service.
It is essential that voters do not come to believe that those politicians who support a free economy have become obsessed by leaving the EU.
In the second of three articles, the Weston-super-Mare MP sets out plans on tax, housing deficits and debt to help achieve inter-generational justice.
James Frayne: The route to a Conservative election victory lies through Middlesbrough, not Canterbury
That doesn’t mean the Party needs to move right; on the contrary, it means accommodating on issues such as the NHS.