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It’s a politically sensitive subject and the Government has a lot on its plate, but the Treasury is right to be concerned with ensuring value for money.
Unlike the angel, we’re unable to announce tidings of great joy. But it’s worth mulling why the Christmas season can pause even Brexit hostilities.
Normally it’s the other way round. How long will it be before the traditional divide reasserts itself?
Nick de Bois: What my government experience taught me about No Deal – and why planning must be stepped up
I well remember the representations from Treasury and BEIS to focus on the risks and play down the opportunities.
“We’ve instituted it within the NHS already and I would like to see the whole Government going to that position because it’s the responsible thing to do.”
Were it not for the backstop, May’s deal would get over the line – with support from an overwhelming majority of Conservatives, including us.
Chloe Westley: A message to Remain politicians and their second referendum plot. Vote Leave Two would end your careers.
These politicians have no idea about the wave of contempt that will engulf them, just as they didn’t understand England outside the M25 in 2016.
Interview. As May’s defeat looms, Johnson sketches a manifesto: “People want to see a bit of gumption and a bit of leadership”
He expects her plan to be voted down on Tuesday, calls for a renegotiation which she could not conceivably lead – and rules out Norway Plus.
Plus: Cox, another possible. Plus 15 names in total. Women for May. And: I will make sure the Treasury backtracks on the loan charge scandal.
We must look at the benefits that reusable nappies can offer, and promote greater awareness so that people can make an informed choice.
Nicky Morgan: The Budget – and a Government that failed to listen to the country over problem gambling
We need to be alive to adding to the impression that the fixing of a social harm can wait a few months while we find a way to replace lost revenue.
Adrian Crossley: Crouch was right about Fixed Odd Betting Terminals – and the Government should follow her lead
The Government has been bold on this so far and now it must be bolder still. For some, this pause may have tragic consequences.
Outside Westminster, Crouch’s resignation will make little impact on a Budget that has gone more or less according to plan. Inside, it may not be quite the same story.
Alex Morton: This week, Hammond’s Budget. Next year, the Spending Review. It must focus on gaining more growth.
The Treasury should not simply accept the growth figures given by the OBR, but seek to raise them.