“Our values are rooted in the fundamental belief that individual freedom enables both the greatest achievement and the gentlest kindness.”
“I am committing myself to a single priority – to create, support and extend opportunity to as many people as I can.”
Contrary to what members of the Labour Party say, the evidence demonstrates that the public desire for high taxes on the rich is low.
Britain imposes uniquely heavy burdens on low-income workers with dependants, which create a huge drag on social mobility. Profound reform is needed.
There is a misguided belief that the sector is an easy route to raising tax revenues. Businesses and second home owners are being penalised.
A full merger is the logical destination. That would be simpler, more honest and more modern.
Labour is still the favourite. Scott Morrison, the new Prime Minister, has had success in binding wounds and campaigning effectively.
Through tax competition, we could truly have a real Northern Powerhouse and give cities in the north a fairer chance against London and the south east.
The new Shared Prosperity Fund, which will replace EU funding into the regions, is a great opportunity to put areas like mine back in control.
It should be easier to call local referendums in the UK. Politics is too important to be left to the politicians.
The former shadow home secretary speaks of the need for a “plan that is fair”.
The Budget has prompted further disarray in the Labour Party. But they do show a willingness to “compromise with the electorate”.
“Now we have reached a defining moment on this, long, hard journey. Opening a new chapter in our country’s economic history.”
“We stand at a pivotal moment in our history. It falls to our party to lead our country through it.”
“When the Prime Minister gets a deal agreed there will be a boost to our economic growth, a Deal Dividend which we will share, in line with our balanced approach.”