We have seen it in the context of Europe; we are seeing it in the context of Covid restrictions. We may more of it in tackling the public finances.
Posts Tagged: Tony Blair
As nearly 70 of the party’s MPs successfully campaigned to remove 30 criminals from a flight, their leader has gone quiet. Again.
James Blagden: The Government cannot assume its majority is safe. It must continue to win over “Contract Conservatives”.
56 per cent of these voters were persuaded by the Conservatives’ pledge to “Get Brexit done”, compared to 34 per cent of other Tory voters.
Dean Godson: It’s easier for the right to move left on economics than for the left to move right on culture. That’s a plus for Johnson.
The sixth piece in a ConHome series this week on the Prime Minister’s Reset Moment – and what should follow from it.
Damian Green: Why a forced choice between a Brexity North and a Globalist South would be a false one – and damage our Party
The first of a ConHome series this week on Boris Johnson’s Reset Moment – and what should follow from it.
Nick Hillman: Three options for higher education. Less support for students, fewer of them – or else they pay more
If if the higher education sector must take some further pain in the spending review, then the last option is the least bad.
Andrew Gimson’s PMQs sketch: Johnson seduces the House, and talks away his mistakes, by promising a rosy future
There were moments when the PM made everyone from the Speaker down laugh, and most of his listeners were grateful for light relief from the crisis.
The first in a mini-series of pieces from the Centre for Social Justice on Covid-19 – and helping those in deep poverty.
Iain Dale: We all want our city and town centres to return to normal. But that isn’t possible at present, so we must get used to it.
Plus: Johnson’s future. When I went to a party with a shotgun and live cartridges. And: am I Diane Abbott’s maternal grandmother?
Daniel Hannan: Voters tend to get some things wrong, but the big things right. So it is with this Brexit Bill.
In a shrewd and largely instinctive way, they have sussed that Britain faces an ill-disposed negotiating partner making unreasonable demands.
An important point to consider is whether or not respect for the way all law works has declined.
Richard Holden: If Starmer stands – or kneels – for each passing fad, he won’t rebuild trust with working class voters
The volte-face that he is currently trying to manage in seeking to defend a Withdrawal Agreement that he opposed is farcical.
Covid. As Conservative MPs return to the Commons today, they should push for a faster return to normal.
With the NHS in no danger of collapse, and lower hospitalisation and death rates, test-and-trace, not lockdowns, must take the strain.
The Cabinet Office’s Review will ask complex questions about its purpose. But a straightforward one may be the place to start.
Emily Carver: The Higher Education dream has been shattered. Could Covid provide the catalyst for change?
Tony Blair’s plan to get 50 per cent of young people to go to university was a disastrous one. Thankfully, decision-makers know things need to change.