Mercifully, there remain a few Thatcherites, even in the Cabinet, who believe in the power of liberty, responsibility, commerce and voluntary action.
Nearly everything believed to exercise Labour more than the Tories was also named more often as a priority for “me and my family” than for Britain as a whole.
Voters aren’t focusing on the constitution, but on the SNP’s record in Government. We must be ready to capitalise on this by telling then the truth.
Britain could flourish under the minimalist WTO-type settlement that seems to be his bottom line. But it is not the optimal outcome, and threatens a significant downside.
A solid but unspectacular centre-right Prime Minister, with a good economic record, is trying to fight off a charismatic, high-spending challenge from the left.
Between 1997 and 2005, public sector spending rose from £336 billion to £517 billion a year. But its output has increased little, so its productivity has fallen dramatically.
By 2022, Corbyn will no longer look ‘new’, and that he came close to winning in 2017 should mean that he will then be exposed to far greater scrutiny,
As possibly the only Brexiteer in the Parliamentary Party’s One Nation group, I am also only too aware that this message must be accompanied by a successful EU negotiation.
The Chancellor has not always been well treated by his neighbour, and deserves support over public spending. But he has mishandled his internal position over Brexit.
When I wrote on this website last year that we should not underestimate him, some ridiculed my argument. Now we have to educate a new generation about the dangers of Labour.
If the Conservatives spoke a progressive alliance, and meant it, they might be able to make some progress – and break down virulent anti-Toryism.
The left cries “Growth not austerity”. Seriously, comrades, if it were that easy, don’t you think someone would have done it by now?
We should put the proceeds in a special Redistribution Fund to spend either on public services, or on poorer communities, or cutting taxes for the lower paid.
The Corbynite-Momentum-Left movement is trying to bluff Tory MPs and activists into believing that public support for its hysterical worldview is higher than it really is.
A lot on Brexit; not much elsewhere. The lack of a majority leaves the Prime Minister exposed – whatever may happen with the DUP.