An election that saw them returned to say yes to Brexit and boosterism leaves Johnson vulnerable to events and reality.
Posts Tagged: The Coalition
Tony Lodge: Britain’s creaking, outdated energy system has been exposed by this crisis. It’s time for a greener future.
While the pandemic has been challenging for the National Grid, it also presents the perfect opportunity for change.
Owen Paterson: Cameron’s Coalition was formed ten years ago today. It left us a message of hope that we should honour.
As a member of his first Cabinet, I was tested in Northern Ireland – as elsewhere the new government reduced the defict and reformed public services.
Exactly a decade after forming a government with the Conservatives, the Liberal Democrats are languishing on the political fringes – where did it all go wrong?
His cuts were so shocking that, in his own Budget speech in June 2010, George Osborne said that there would be no further such reductions.
As the tenth anniversary of the 2010 election approaches, the author says that Labour’s own austerity record and plans were almost as tough as the Coalition’s.
Julian Knight: Coronavirus presents a more complex economic challenge than when the Coalition took office
With no fiscal leeway for stimulus spending, a bold supply-side programme will be crucial for the UK.
Caroline Elsom: We calculate the astronomical cost of the virus as double the sum spent each year on healthcare
As in 2008, the line between survival and disaster will rest on the bond markets’ trust in the British Government and on the reputation of the Bank of England.
Bury, the West Midlands, Dudley and perhaps the Durham PCC polls are well worth keeping an eye on.
I was delighted to see your appointment. I confess to slight bias, given that you retweeted an article of mine calling for an end to ring-fencing of the aid budget.
Cameron’s memoirs offer a hint of where the occupant of Number 11 may look to raise property taxes instead.
Ministers could eventually argue that in their view science suggests that fracking can be be done safely.
The UK needs a state-of-the-art ‘gigafactory’, and it should be built here in the West Midlands alongside our established automotive cluster.
Guy Opperman: Only Capitalism can tackle the Climate Emergency – and our pension funds can lead the way.
We are taking a massive step forward by introducing new Environmental, Social and Governance regulations, or ESG for short.
The anti-business, anti-private property trajectory is doing it just as much damage – as exemplified in the field of housing and rent.