Against a post-pandemic background of shortages, prices rises and higher taxes, how much protest will there be over the growing size of the state?
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Tim Montgomerie: Lessons for ideology-free Johnson – and the Conservatives – in ideology-free Merkel’s legacy. And her party’s fate.
Political popularity appears to be broad and sustained but, when eventually it is exhausted, the falling away of support is dramatic.
One of the major question marks against Brexit was whether it would see the UK lose its influence over global affairs. This alliance suggests no.
Steve Baker: Wycombe’s food insecurity levels are a huge wake-up call. We must renew our vision of Conservative social justice.
This is not something to dismiss lightly, and we must take this as a clarion call to action.
After three by-elections and before tomorrow’s Covid announcement, here are five big challenges for Johnson
The further the act of leaving the EU recedes, the more 2019’s Tory voters will move on – as two recent by-elections reminded us.
That Switzerland and New Zealand each have their own arrangements suggests that a bespoke arrangement ought to be possible.
Garvan Walshe: Iran’s new President will be a headache for the West – and a nightmare for Iranians themselves
Raisi, who presided over the execution of 5000 regime opponents in 1988, would be a strong bulwark against an Iranian version of Gorbachev taking over.
John Redwood: The UK’s reliance on cheap labour to fill occupational shortages has always been wrong – and a barrier to innovation
If a business has easy access to low paid labour it will put off improving its technological processes.
Christopher Snowdon: The WHO’s war on e-cigarettes proves it has no interest in an evidence-based approach to tobacco harm reduction
Governments which recognise vaping’s potential to lower smoking rates and save lives should make that case strongly at COP9.
Andrew Bowie: Expanding regional airport capacity can help strengthen the Union, and support left behind communities
Investment in this infrastructure can create thousands of jobs and opportunities in new areas.
And the longer the impasse goes on, the stronger argument becomes that hypothetical risks to the Single Market are overriding political stability.
Unlike the former Ulster Unionist leader, the new DUP one is set to stick with his voter and party base. But you never know.
We don’t read her as a quitter. And the next election may come as early as 2023. But if she does step down before it, you read it here first.
“This is also a chance to showcase everything that makes Northern Ireland the phenomenal place that it is today.”
Although the Government may return to “travel corridors” between countries that have low Covid rates and/ or sound vaccination programmes.