The basic principles of limited government, economic and civil liberties, freedom and equality under the law are almost entirely absent from her programme.
The Prime Minister’s manifesto will have its flaws, but she has grasped the implications of Brexit more surely than any other senior politician.
Tax isn’t paid by companies, any more than the television licence is paid by televisions.
“I just feel worried. I don’t know if I would a hundred per cent want to vote for the Conservatives, because still emotionally I’m attached to Labour.”
We need policies to meet the challenge of an ageing population, mass immigration, pressured families, job insecurity – and grotesquely expensive housing.
Corbyn’s Michael Foot tribute act gives the Conservatives the potential to secure a landslide by winning over the patriotic working-class vote.
This third piece of our mini-series on what should be in the manifesto argues that a strong and stable Government should support strong and stable families.
She refuses to recommit to the tax lock that David Cameron reiterated at the last general election, and to the state pension triple lock.
Of course taxes will be lower than under Corbyn. The question is whether they’ll be higher than they are now (already high).
This first piece of a mini-series on what should be in the manifesto argues that the Conservatives must get serious about living within our means.
In her belief in “the good that government can do”, she is quite unique in terms of UK political post-war history.
During a meeting with other disgruntled Conservative MPs, George Osborne allegedly told the Education Secretary: “Now you see why I didn’t do this.”
Government encouraged drivers to switch to it. Now some want to penalise them for doing so.
The core of their beliefs is that elite expertise is preferred and believed superior to messier concepts such as the market or democracy.
There is much more to politics than an affordable state and competitive taxes. But both will be indispensible for survival, let alone prosperity, after we leave the EU.