As a former Chief Secretary to the Treasury, I am uneasy about the bail-out of Flybe. Every time a private business is bailed out by the taxpayer, the pressure grows.
Twelve months on from Thursday’s election, Johnson faces an unpalatable choice – and Cabinet resignations…
We are on course for a WTO Brexit. Given the opinion polls, the media’s attention would be best focused on the implications of such an outcome for the country.
It is capitalising on voters who weren’t born in the era of state monopolies having no idea how much worse these companies were under Corbyn’s dinosaur model.
Economic competence has been the cornerstone of the Conservative appeal. Remove that cornerstone and the entire structure becomes fragile.
At stake here is whether Britain ultimately repatriates meaningful economy policy, or remains only ever one small step away from EU re-entry.
In the event of No Deal, we should put on hold WTO tariffs for Irish trade on those items most likely to offer opportunities to organised crime.
Which candidate can devise and push through the policies needed to unite the Tory shires with the Leave voters of the north?
There are real, viable answers to this sticky problem. But rebuilding trust may be as hard as resolving technical questions.
Leavers insist correctly that the EU is a political project first and foremost. Which helps to explain why this scheme is unlikely to fly.
Esther is one of the rare politicians I’ve met who is able to communicate authentically with voters in all parts of the country.
This Brexit Parliament has rejected every Brexit option – hard or soft. The only people who can now decide are the public themselves.
I see the former WTO director and Delors chef de Cabinet return to the unresolved debate about high or low alignment.
A series of mini-deal, plus unilateral preparations by the UK, mean that most of the building blocks for a managed No Deal are already in place.
The EU won’t grant us a long extension for fear of what European elections here would produce. If we hold our nerve, the UK will Brexit on WTO terms in April.