We should unify all schools under one simple legal status. Opponents of reform are full of sound and fury, signifying nothing.
Posts Tagged: The Budget
When more than 30 million of us regularly drink wine, why does the pub – not the wine bar – continue to represent political expediency?
Rediscovering the strong, municipal politics of the Nineteenth Century is the key to making Britain thrive in the Twenty First.
More power and control must be devolved to Cabinet members if we are to see the improvement in the quality of government that is now plainly necessary.
This zinger of a departure is about social justice as well as EU membership – and his farewell letter is a missile aimed at Osborne’s character and conduct.
“I am puzzled and disappointed that you have chosen to resign.”
I am unable to watch passively…fiscal self imposed restraints that I believe are more and more perceived as distinctly political rather than in the national economic interest.”
Plus: Contrite Soubry. Ashcroft’s Party. The Chancellor’s forecasts and the OBR’s admission. P.S: Re those Clarke memoirs, I admit that I can’t wait to read them.
James Sproule: Osborne has posed problems for business recently. But this Budget was, on balance, good news.
Especially so for smaller firms and entrepreneurs.
It felt more like a pre-election than a post-election one – and was shot through by a sense of the Chancellor’s political mortality.
And evidence from abroad suggests that it will fail in its declared aim of reducing obesity.
The Chancellor’s Budget Statement in full.
The Chancellor was a commanding figure, Jeremy Corbyn could do nothing to spoil things for him, and Andrew Tyrie will now check whether the figures add up.
The Chancellor should resist the temptation to ease the path to June’s referendum and further his leadership ambitions.
The former Chancellor champions further reductions in the rate of spending and further tax rises – such as a hike in fuel duty.