There is a strong case for altering the balance of welfare spending between working people and those retired.
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Its muscular power is needed to boost share ownership, build houses and tax wealth rather than income. And let’s rule out a No Deal Brexit.
Our party will not be able to speak for Britain as it really is, and as it will increasingly come to be, unless we make some efforts to reflect this in our membership.
Making Britain better post-Brexit will mean tough decisions about priorities. And that requires the Conservatives to know who their people are.
25 questions about (another) early general election – and the horror show it could be for the Conservatives
The more one thinks about it, the more problematic it becomes.
Nick Hargrave: In an age of post-truth politics, moderate politicians must prepare to work across party lines
I have reluctantly concluded that there needs to be greater regulation of the veracity of claims made by registered participants in political campaigns.
Security, cohesion, integration, solidarity: all are intangible. But we pay – literally – to gain them. Why single out self-government?
There is a fundamental human need and desire to know more about the universe, to engage with it, to play our part and explore and achieve.
What is needed is professional, third party review and analysis of expenditure, department by department, cutting out duplication and waste.
Perhaps, against all the odds, we will find a way of muddling through and preserve our broad church for a time after the era of Brexit has passed.
Nicky Morgan: The only credible alternative plan is Norway Plus. And that may well be what Parliament ends up supporting.
But it could take the ruling out of all other options before we get there. And if MPs ends up reaching a consensus view, then the Government will have to adopt it.
The Chancellor has been fortunate that the public finances have improved substantially at a particularly convenient time.
George Freeman: There was much to cheer in the Budget. But now we need an inspiring programme for growth.
At the moment, we are treading water and appear to be relying on popular support for Brexit, and the threat of Corbyn, to keep us in office.
Alex Morton: This week, Hammond’s Budget. Next year, the Spending Review. It must focus on gaining more growth.
The Treasury should not simply accept the growth figures given by the OBR, but seek to raise them.
A Budget with a message for Conservative MPs. Nice little seat you have there. Pity if anything happened to it.
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.