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.
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.
Can have a bold enough economic policy that people in these newly gained seats can see the difference in five years’ time?
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.
That doesn’t mean the Party needs to move right; on the contrary, it means accommodating on issues such as the NHS.
We’re judged not only on what we do and say, but often also on our relationships (or lack thereof!), our hair, our weight, the clothes we wear, and so on.
It works best when painting a substantive contrast on issues that voters care about. And here are four strategic choices for the Conservatives.
Some counter-intuitive, or at least counter-conventional, findings from a recent IFS report.
The Government should consider setting up a domestic policy Cabinet sub-committee to help alleviate the Brexit bandwidth problem.
What’s more, to have any effect it would need to be part of a broader suite of interventionist policies – territory where Conservatives’ can never out-socialist Labour.