Johnson and Cummings’ previous assaults on the pre-Brexit order have been brilliantly conceived. This one may not be up to the same standard.
Posts Tagged: Tory Manifesto 2015
Colin Blackwell: A wise Govenment would harness the potential of expatriates, the original ‘global Britons’
Conservatives Abroad has several suggestions for how the next Prime Minister can better engage with this large and increasingly important constituency.
Mark Harper: Social care. It’s not all about the elderly. Let’s meet the needs of disabled people of working age too.
The former Minister for Disabled People contributes the first article in a three-part mini-series on reform to the adult social care system.
The Government should get on with publishing the promised Green paper and return to the pledge in our winning 2015 election manifesto.
A right to shared ownership would also be welcome. Boldness is needed to prevent a Corbyn Government.
Recommendations in a report from the All Party Parliamentary Group on Autism are well worth Ministers and others taking up.
Maria Miller: British expats deserve a lifelong right to vote – scrapping the 15-year limit is long overdue
A century on from the granting of Votes for Women we should honour our manifesto pledge to deliver Votes for Life. A new Private Member’s Bill offers the opportunity.
Alex Morton: Will this election deliver the Joe Chamberlain-style conservatism that May really wants?
In her belief in “the good that government can do”, she is quite unique in terms of UK political post-war history.
To date, May has been able to junk, water down or delay Cameron’s agenda with little blowback. The Budget NICs furore may change all that.
Plus: Hammond’s blunder. Peers’ folly. Stephen Hawking is not, repeat not, controlled by MI5. And: my inner Mary Whitehouse meets Katie Hopkins’ slack vagina.
And May’s reputation for straightforwardness risks damage from the Budget’s proposals for NICs.
Charged with managing Whitehall, trouble-shooting, clocking Sturgeon, and preparing government for Brexit, his workload would make lesser mortals crumble.
The harsh truth is that, nearly seven years into Conservative-led Government, we are still living beyond our means.
This is the right Minister in the right department. And though his room for manoeuvre is limited, he has a chance to make an impact on families policy.
James Cartlidge: The triple lock. The NHS. The aid budget. If there’s to be a snap election, we’ll need a new manifesto
And on Brexit, as one who campaigned for In, I say we should get on with it, and avoid the one outcome that is infinitely less preferable to Leave or Remain: limbo.